Posted on behalf of Jim McKinnon, Executive Vice President, Summit Healthcare
Finally back in the Braintree office after the whirlwind HIMSS Conference in Orlando. Three and one half days (and nights!) of absolute frenetic activity. My thanks to all of our clients that sought out the Summit Healthcare booth to check in on the latest products and services including our Summit Care Exchange application which handles the provisioning and transportation of CCD’s. News of our recent partnership with Secure Exchange Solutions (SES) was one of the hottest topics of conversation giving us the ability to be a true one-stop solution for CCD/Direct Messaging and HISP functionality. Our thanks to the executives at SES for stopping by to chat as well.
We had many folks stop by asking about MU 2 and how we can assist in their short term and longer term needs. Maybe they were drawn in by our freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, made right in our booth! Alex Casey, our Marketing Coordinator, made over 75 dozen cookies during the exhibit hall hours and still managed to welcome people to our booth and coordinate booth activities for the rest of us!
We are excited over the prospects of our partnership with S&P Consultants. They are specialists in a range of professional services primarily to the Cerner client base. We will be looking to combine our respective strengths to initially provide joint offerings around our Summit Downtime Reporting System (DRS), a business continuity solution. Did I mention that we will be neighbors in May, when they move into Braintree Hill Park, our home for over six years now in Braintree, MA.
While the exhibit hall was great, we also treasured the evenings out with our clients, prospects and business partners. Orlando provides so many options for dining and entertainment, but our dinners at the Capital Grille, Bice at the Portofino and The Palm were spectacular. The night life at City Walk was interesting to say the least. We caught up with a number of old friends and colleagues after the MEDITECH function to end our evening adventures on a high note. Back to the daily grind and prospect of another month of winter in New England…