Precyse Solutions Announces Appointment of William F. Bria II, M.D., to Its Advisory Council

-Medical Informatics expert will be instrumental in developing strategic initiatives-

WAYNE, Pa., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Precyse Solutions, a leader in Health Information Management (HIM) services and technologies, has announced the appointment of William F. Bria II, M.D., to the Precyse Advisory Council (PAC). Led by Board Member Alan Weinstein, the 8-member PAC team functions as a source of high-level input and advice on the strategic positioning and expansion of Precyse Solutions' service offerings.  In addition, the PAC is a conduit for new business opportunities, client engagement and best practice sharing as a result of the extensive experience and networks developed by each of the council members.

"The healthcare industry today is evolving at a lightning-fast pace. Amid our collective advancement, it is critical that, regardless of legislation, mandates or unanticipated bumps in the road, we remain focused on using information technology and the management of health data to improve the safety, quality and consistency of patient care," said Dr. Bria. "I look forward to sharing my insights on the future and successful use of healthcare technology to help bridge the use of technology and the practice of medicine for Precyse and the many clients they serve today and will serve in the future."

Dr. Bria serves as Chief Medical Information Officer at Shriners Hospital for Children (SHC) in Tampa, Fla., where he directs the medical informatics plan for the 22-hospital SHC system across the United States, Canada and Mexico. This includes the implementation of an integrated EHR system in each hospital as well as formulating and implementing the clinical decision support and business intelligence components for the system. He also is an advisor to the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the National Institutes of Health, and to the Elsevier medical informatics advisory board. He is president and co-founder of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS), an organization of clinicians with formal responsibility for healthcare information technology leadership. He also is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan and the University of South Florida.

Dr. Bria is the author of The Physician-Computer Conundrum: Get Over It! and Digital Communication in Medical Practice, and he has been widely published in numerous industry publications. In 2010, the HIMSS Board of Directors presented him with the Physician IT Leadership Award.

"We are delighted to welcome Dr. Bria to our Advisory Council," said Jeffrey Levitt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Precyse Solutions. "We are confident that, with his experience and leadership, particularly in the area of healthcare informatics, he will bring new knowledge and value to our group and to Precyse, supporting us in delivering our vision for 2011 and beyond."

About Precyse Solutions

Precyse Solutions has enabled more than 850 hospitals and health systems nationwide to improve efficiency and deliver tangible outcomes through its advanced proprietary software and services for more than a decade.  Precyse Solutions accelerates the capture and utilization of the patient story and advances the health care reform agenda of transforming clinical data directly into meaningful health information. With products ranging from an integrated transcription and coding platform with advanced speech recognition, expert workflow technologies and natural language processing tools to HIM consulting and services, Precyse Solutions flexible software can be delivered standalone or complemented by a professional staff of more than 1,200 experts.

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