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August 25, 2011

IHS 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Imaging Healthcare Specialists is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Benefitting Fresh Start Surgical Gifts! The tournament will take place on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course.

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts provides reconstructive plastic surgery and related services to children and young adults with physical deformities. All services, are provided free of cost to these families—because of donors like you!

We are inviting you to make an impact in these children’s lives forever, by sponsoring our event in 2011. Your generous donation will help these children’s lives develop in ways they never thought would be available to them. By donating towards this cause you will impact their futures; as they grow, create families and participate in the community, your donation will never be forgotten.

The goal of giving children a life free of physical deformities would not be possible without the generous donations of individuals and corporations like you. Your donation/sponsorship will ensure that Fresh Start will forever change the life of a disadvantaged child or young adult.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and golfers in previous years we have been able to donate a significant amount to this truly remarkable organization. From our tournament in 2010 we were able to donate over $45,000 to Fresh Start. This year, we encourage and challenge you to join us on September 8th in an effort to surpass this amount to fund more services which Fresh Start will provide to children in need.

Please take a moment and consider changing a child’s life forever.

Should you choose to make a difference, please complete the sponsorship form and email it to Heidi Rovello at or fax it to 619-694-1137. We look forward to seeing you on September 8th.

Please contact Heidi Rovello at (858) 658-6577 with any questions.


Thomas D. Cleary
President and Chief Operating Officer, IHS

A special thanks to our platinum sponsors below:

August 15, 2011

IHS Listed as one of the Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities in the Nation

In the August 2011 edition of Health Imaging & IT, IHS was listed as one of the Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities. Here is what they wrote in the article:

Health Imaging & IT’s Top Connected class of 2011 is an illustrious group. Several previous winners have re-appeared and demonstrated their continued commitment to imaging connectivity across the enterprise, reporting ongoing gains in various metrics, such as turn-around time and operating costs. One common theme across our repeat winners? They are leveraging data to inform strategic decisions and monitor results.

It’s a business model to be replicated.

Reading between the lines, there are hints of positive developments. Yes, hospitals, health systems and radiology practices are squeezing every ounce of productivity and innovation from their investments in imaging modalities, informatics systems and staff. Compared with last year, volume is steadier, with most sites showing slight gains.

We considered Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) EMR adoption stages, according to the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model. Our winners are conglomerated at the top of the scale, with most reporting at stage 6 or 7. That means they fall in the top 4.5 percent of U.S. facilities.   

Read on for short profiles of recent imaging connectivity projects at this year’s Top Connected organizations.

Imaging Healthcare Specialists:
The San Diego imaging center leverages a vendor-neutral, cloud-based, electronic medical information exchange service to make images and reports available via the EMR or email to hospitals, physicians and patients, which has eliminated film and paper and makes results immediately available to referring physicians. Results are frequently available to physicians before patients leave the imaging center.