CTAM to Host CHIME Foundation Focus Group with Hospital and Healthcare System
October 28, 2014 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time
SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The
nation’s cable companies, under the organizational umbrella of
CTAM, today announced they are promoting the strength of cable’s powerful
commercial IT services at this week’s
CHIME14 Fall CIO Forum from October 28-31, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.
“The nation's cable companies continue to power the networks that keep
As the premier event for healthcare CIOs, the CHIME Forum provides valuable
education programming, tailored specifically to meet the needs of CIOs and other
healthcare IT executives. Additionally, CTAM will host a CHIME Foundation focus
group on October 29 that will bring together hospital and healthcare system CIOs
for a peer-to-peer discussion on their current and future telecommunications
needs, as well as cable’s connectivity offerings.
Responding to the evolving needs of healthcare providers, cable companies are
aligning their networks and service capabilities to help this vertical deliver
next-generation levels of care.
HIMSS Analytics, commissioned late last year by CTAM, showed that many
hospitals, clinics, and physicians’ offices lack the IT infrastructure necessary
to support their goals for improved patient comfort and care.
The study found that the top strategic priorities for healthcare IT
departments do not align with the level of support currently being used
in-house, including the ability to digitize medical records and enable more
information exchange and collaboration. This is where the cable industry is
especially well-suited, with a proven ability to provide consistently reliable
and secure connectivity in commercial healthcare environments.
"The nation's cable companies continue to power the networks that keep
healthcare connected," said Alexandra Sewell, Executive Director, Emerging
Markets of Comcast Business. "Cable's scalable, high-bandwidth fiber networks
provide hospitals and healthcare systems with reliable service and high-speed
data transfer. From digital imaging and electronic medical records to emerging
regulatory demands and telemedicine, cable provides the prescription necessary
for healthcare excellence."
The consideration of cable as a networking and IT solutions resource reflects
the following key attributes:
- Cable is capable of
ensuring complete health system connectivity at the highest reliability
- Cable delivers the total
- Cable companies have a
strong commitment to supporting the same local communities served by their
"To meet the bandwidth-intensive demands of healthcare organizations, the
nation's cable companies continue to provide innovative and reliable business
communication solutions to meet their evolving needs," said Don Detampel, EVP &
President, Charter Commercial Services. "We're excited to participate at the
CHIME14 Fall CIO Forum, the premier event for healthcare CIOs."
Among the cable companies participating at CHIME14 Fall CIO Forum are Charter
Business and Time Warner Cable Business Class. To hear case studies, learn about
capabilities, and understand more about cable's commitment to healthcare, please
contact Mark Tordik at 215-644-6503,
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an
executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other
senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,400 CIO members and over 140
healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly
interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry
leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional
development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to
improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. For more
information, please visit
CTAM, the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing, is a
non-profit, professional association, focused on driving business results
through a mix of cooperative marketing, strategic collaboration, and education.
On behalf of its 80 corporate members, the organization leads the Residential
Products and Business Services Councils, and delivers a robust executive
education series. In addition, CTAM facilitates national cooperative marketing
efforts, including the Cable Mover® and "TV Everywhere" initiatives. The
corporate website is
www.ctam.com and CTAM can be found on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Mark Tordik, 215-644-6503