Information Technology (IT) Practice

Hospitals and health systems typically spend large sums of money acquiring new technology without realizing the true potential and capabilities of their existing technology. Other times, they will purchase new technology with expensive options that they do not need.

JTS’s Information Technology (IT) Practice offers consultation and professional services to clients to help ensure their IT function runs smoothly and efficiently.

Our experience in multiple areas of the Healthcare industry positions us to provide expert evaluations and recommendations to clients that will help to reduce spending, mitigate risks, and improve the overall operational efficiency of their IT related aspects.

Our services include:

• Strategic Planning and IT Alignment

Our IT consultants provide a road map for improving IT performance, including People, Process and Technology, taking into account long term Total Cost of Ownership (TOC). Our centralization and standardization maximize technology usage to the fullest so that clients stop paying for that which is not necessary.

Program development will contain relative costs; achieve predictable performance; reduce variation and associated cost though hardware and software portfolio management; and infuse your organization with the confidence that the demand for services is justifiable.

• IT Cost / Benefit Modeling

Our IT Consultants are skilled at identifying the benefits and associated costs of existing IT functions, as well as proposed IT solutions, to help determine the best rate of return considering long term Total Cost of Ownership (TOC).

• IT Operational Analysis

JTS IT Consultants will examine the performance of a client’s current IT investment and measure against an established set of cost, schedule, and performance parameters then make any recommendations as to possible operational improvements.

  • Clinical and Facility Technology Improvement Planning

To assist in realizing technology goals, our consultants develop strategic plans that spell out specified action plans according to each goal.

• Technology Selection and Acquisition

JTS Health Partners has the skill and experience necessary to lead the rigorous system selection, RFP process, value determination, and objective measurements to assure benefit realization.

System selection must be a collaborative blending of need recognition and envisioning the future state by the stakeholders and leadership’s commitment to technology adoption.

After selection, we begin the process of acquisition and implementation. Optimization activities, the fine-tuning work necessary to achieve high performing technology with higher rates of user adoption, is then completed using out suite of services specifically designed to achieve measurable benefit.

• Strategic Vendor Management

Our consultants have the experience and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage vendor relationships on behalf of our clients. JTS utilizes a systematic approach to obtain maximum value from vendor partners. These relationships are key to performance. We work diligently to ensure vendors are proactive, collaborative, and innovative in their tasks.

• Pre-Implementation Planning

Preparation and proper planning are essential prior to adding new processes, software, and hardware. JTS professionals conduct a current state assessment including:

  • Inventory of equipment, software, and people
  • Interviews with stakeholders
    • Physicians, Nurses, Housekeeping, Leadership, Dietary, Laboratory, Radiology, Ambulatory, Community, Business Office, HIM, IT, etc. (Champions of Adoption)
  • Determining the current pain points
  • Identify any obstacles of tradition and comfort
  • Provide a road map for improving IT performance including Technology, People, and Processes.
  • Understanding long term Total Cost of Ownership (TOC), we also identify any economies resulting from system elimination.
  • Project Management

Our consultants have the experience and skills necessary to manage any number of IT projects from planning through completion and evaluation. Managing the plan, organization, budget, and accountability to achieve technology goals.

  • IT Governance and Technology Adoption

Hospitals and health systems are complex with many competing initiatives and stakeholders. It is necessary to govern how technology will be used in the best interest of all concerned.  The Patient, the Caregivers, the Clinical Support Teams and the Back-Office Operations all need a seat at the table.

  • JTS can help establish effective and rigorous governance assuring that all stakeholder’s concerns are heard, understood and given due consideration as solutions are being developed and implemented. True governance must include a collaborative blending of need recognition and envisioning the future state by the stakeholders.

Leadership’s commitment to the guiding principles of technology implementation and optimization are essential to technology adoption.

Are you spending too much time, money, and/or effort in IT? Do you have technology that is being underutilized? Contact JTS Health Partners to help.

Facts about JTS Health Partners

  • Holding company, JTS Ventures, Inc., established in 2002
  • Healthcare management consulting subsidiary, JTS Health Partners formed in 2009
  • A state-of-the-art virtual organization with a broad and growing footprint
  • Current team operates in approximately fourteen (14) states within the United States
  • Headquarters based in Norcross, Georgia