<0> For Aegis Health GroupCarol Stevenson, 818-597-8453, x-3 </0>
, the nation’s leading provider of for hospitals, has appointed William “Bill” Walker as chief technology officer. Walker joined Aegis in 2011 as vice president of information technology services.
In his new role, Walker will lead Aegis’ expansion into new technological arenas that complement the healthcare industry’s whole-scale adoption of data-driven results and electronic health records. The Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use requirements have motivated physicians and hospitals nationwide to move toward digital platforms for managing patient information. Walker has been instrumental in keeping Aegis one step ahead of this movement through his efforts to:
“Aegis is increasing its focus on developing new health information technology applications that hospitals can leverage to build relationships with physicians as well as the business community,” said Pearson Talbert, president of Aegis Health Group. “We are pleased to have Bill leading the way as we invest in technology-based solutions that help hospitals improve their community’s health while growing market share.”
For more than 20 years, Aegis has helped hospitals strengthen relationships with both consumers and physicians. Through its program, hospitals have developed partnerships with local businesses as a way to foster a healthier workforce. Aegis’ provides aggregated population health information to employers, and determines potential health savings for businesses based on improving the health of their workforce. At the foundation of Aegis’ program is , proprietary contact management software that supports hospitals’ efforts to increase doctor loyalty and alignment.
Aegis Health Group has assisted hundreds of hospitals with proven-effective business development strategies for more than 20 years. Its strategic Population Health Management solutions enable hospitals to grow market share and revenue by identifying and intelligently managing the health risks of local consumers within the community they serve. Complementing this,Aegis’ data-driven physician relationship management strategy creates strategic alignment between hospitals and their medical staff to drive service-line growth, enhance patient care and quality, and provide timely issue resolution. Further information about Aegis is available at or on their blog at .