The leading enterprise Real-Time Location System (RTLS) software provider establishes Healthcare Advisory Board and appoints Dr. Kevin Fickenscher as Chairman
Fargo, ND – April 20, 2012 – Intelligent InSites, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise real-time location systems (RTLS) software helping hospitals improve patient care and increase healthcare efficiency, announced today the establishment of the Intelligent InSites Healthcare Advisory Board and the appointment of Kevin Fickenscher, M.D., CPE, FACPE, FAAFP, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), as Chairman of the Healthcare Advisory Board.
The Healthcare Advisory Board will augment Intelligent InSites’ internal team of healthcare experts, providing leadership, guidance, and expertise on trends and issues within the healthcare industry.
“To ensure that we continue to provide our customers with innovative, flexible, and easy-to-use solutions for their highest-priority challenges, we are establishing our Healthcare Advisory Board with experienced healthcare executives, practitioners, and thought leaders to provide us with ongoing guidance, insight, and feedback,” said Dr. Ray Gruby, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Medical Officer of Intelligent InSites. “We sought out Dr. Fickenscher for his healthcare practice experience and his eminent position in the field of healthcare informatics, and we are thrilled to welcome him as the Chairman of our Healthcare Advisory Board.”
Welcoming Dr. Fickenscher as Chairman of the Intelligent InSites Healthcare Advisory Board, Doug Burgum, President and CEO of Intelligent InSites, stated, “Kevin exemplifies the caliber of the individuals who will be joining this board to help us shape the future of our company. We are confident that Kevin’s leadership, insight, and experience will be invaluable for our team, our solutions, and our customers.”
“Intelligent InSites’ transformational ability to automatically collect real-time information from across the healthcare enterprise, then provide actionable intelligence based on that real-time information, is tremendously applicable to today’s healthcare environment,” said Dr. Fickenscher. “I’m looking forward to building the Healthcare Advisory Board, working with the team at Intelligent InSites, and supporting Intelligent InSites’ vision of improving the quality of care and increasing healthcare efficiency.”
About Dr. Kevin Fickenscher
Kevin M. Fickenscher, M.D., CPE, FACPE, FAAFP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). He is also the Founder of CREO Strategic Solutions, LLC – an organization focused on senior executive strategic support, leadership development, and assistance with evolving care delivery models for the healthcare industry.
Previously, he served in a variety of positions for Dell Healthcare Services on both a domestic and international basis. His Dell experiences were preceded by leadership roles with Perot Systems, where he developed and led Perot Systems’ healthcare consulting practice, served as Chief Medical Officer, and headed up Perot Systems’ International Healthcare Services and Strategic and Development Services. Perot Systems was acquired by Dell, Inc. in November 2009.
Dr. Fickenscher is a recognized physician executive leader with extensive experience in strategic and operational development in complex healthcare organizations. He is a thought leader for technology and information management in healthcare, and holds extensive experience in organizational transformation and development, physician management, health policy analysis, leadership development, and clinical quality and resource/care management. He has consistently been ranked among the Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare. He is a regular participant in discussions and debates related to the future of healthcare throughout the world, including testimony before the U.S. Congress and participation in a variety of international healthcare forums. Among his other accomplishments are his selection as a Regional White House Fellow finalist , a Kellogg National Fellow , and an Emerging Leader in Healthcare . He also served as the Health Advisor to the 1988 Biden for President Campaign and on the Clinton Healthcare Task Force.
Dr. Fickenscher graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in 1978 and trained as a family physician. He obtained his Family Practice Board-Certification in 1982, and is a Certified Physician Executive and Fellow with the American College of Physician Executives and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
About Intelligent InSites
Intelligent InSites currently helps healthcare organizations in both civilian and Veterans Affairs environments improve care and reduce costs by transforming automatically-collected data into actionable insights and the intelligent automation of operational workflows. Through its interoperable, hardware-independent, healthcare real-time location system (RTLS) software platform, Intelligent InSites gathers data from real-time location, condition sensing, and other systems; then delivers meaningful information to the right person, at the right time, on the right device. Intelligent InSites’ customers gain enterprise-wide visibility and are able to impact continuous process improvements, resulting in remarkable financial and quality of care outcomes. For more information, visit www.IntelligentInSites.com.