Michael Kreitzer serves as a Senior Provider IT and Workflow Consultant for Point-of-Care Partners. In this role, he works closely with our teams to identify IT and workflow operational improvements for hospitals, IDNs, academic medical centers and physician practices. He guides IT, business and clinical management through implementation of our recommendations to meet best practices and industry standards.
After establishing himself as a technology leader, Michael transitioned to guiding healthcare providers as they addressed challenges to effectively utilize information systems resources. He also directed full scope business and clinical system selections and implementations that included workflow re-design for some of largest organizations in the east coast and Midwest.
Michael was with two “Big 6” consulting firms for 16 years ending in 1996. In his last position, he was one of three national healthcare directors, selling and managing the largest engagements. Prior to “Big 6,” he was Director of Applications (promoted to CIO) for two hospitals; outsourced CIO for healthcare providers, including a teaching hospital and an academic medical center; software developer for a leading vendor; and Vice President of a consulting firm responsible for implementing healthcare information systems.
From 1996 to 2000 Michael was the Partner-In-Charge of the Healthcare Consulting Practice of a Midwest audit and consulting firm responsible for the interim CIO and RCM practices as well as revenue cycle process redesign, clinical operations improvements, A/R reduction and IT best practices engagements. Clients ranged in size from a 100-bed community hospital to a six-hospital IDN.
Michael founded his own firm in 2000 to focus on the full range of healthcare information management and process re-design challenges of today’s large providers. During this time, his consulting assignments included: interim CIO, interim RHIO director, information systems strategic and tactical planning, information systems selection, system vendor contract negotiations and implementation management, IT department re-organization, IT cost allocation analysis, IT best practices, business and clinical workflow re-design, meaningful use assessments and mitigation, crafting disaster recovery/business continuity plans and authoring pragmatic methodologies for systems selection, project management office, IT Governance, and process improvement.
Michael has been a frequent author and speaker on the pragmatic issues of healthcare information management and has been frequently quoted in leading industry publications such as The Genesis Report, Crain’s Chicago Business, Health Data Network News, and NonProfit Times.
Michael’s academic credentials are a BBA and MBA from City University of New York’s Baruch College where he majored in Economics and Computer Methodology.