Tuesday 30 May 2023
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Leading the Way to HIMSS16 on the Next Generation Healthcare Network

Next Generation Healthcare Network

We are excited to bring you this series from intrepid Healthcare on #HIMSS16. We will bring you some of the companies or organizations that we feel really do a great job participating in conferences like HIMSS. We will share their plans and show-off what we feel is unique about their approaches to HIMSS.    

TODAYS GUEST Karin Ratchinsky, Director of Healthcare Strategy for Level 3 Communications

Karin joined us to tell us about the great work that Level 3 is doing to enable enhanced information-sharing, collaboration and application performance and also she discusses their plans for #HIMSS16.  Specifically, we discussed the following with Karin:

  1. (2:20) How is technology changing the face of healthcare as we know it?
  2. (5:20) We hear so much about Big Data – what’s your perspective on the impact of Big Data in the healthcare industry?
  3. (7:50) Besides Big Data and Predictive Analytics, what else do you think will be hot in the next couple years?
  4. (9:01) What role does healthcare IT play in the transformation to patient-centered care?
  5. (10:05) I understand that At HIMSS16, we’re going to be focused on what you call the Next Generation Healthcare Network. Will you tell us what the Next Generation Healthcare Network is and describe it for us?
  6. (12:57) What will our audience be able to see when the come visit you at HIMSS16?
  7. (14:21) What advice do you have for those attending HIMSS16 for the first time?
  8. (15:14) What’s next for Level 3? What will you be providing next year to help customers implement the hot technologies that we’ve discussed?

Check out Level 3 on the Web and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIN!

About Karin Ratchinsky

Karin Ratchinsky is currently Director of Healthcare Strategy at Level 3. In this role she works with customers, analysts and industry leaders to keep a pulse on IT trends and requirements in the payer and provider healthcare ecosystems.

Karin has held various marketing and healthcare business development roles over the last 12 years. Karin received her MBA from Trinity College of Dublin and her undergraduate from University of Victoria, at both institutions she was an avid member of the collegiate soccer team.


About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications is a premier global communications provider headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, that provides communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Anchored by extensive fiber networks on three continents and connected by undersea facilities, our global services platform features deep metro assets reaching more than 500 markets in more than 60 countries.

Level 3’s global network reliably and securely provides enhanced, scalable network capabilities to address the increasingly complex operating environment of today’s technology landscape. We take end-to-end responsibility for monitoring and maintaining the network. We listen to what you need and engineer solutions to your specifications. Our comprehensive portfolio of data, security, video, voice and unified communications solutions provide powerful options to address your most difficult IT challenges.

We can help you grow your business, expand into new markets and improve the efficiency of your operations. Because when it comes to your success, we believe it’s just as much our responsibility as it is yours.

Level 3. Connecting and protecting the networked world®.  (from

See also:



Next Generation Healthcare Network, Enterprise Communications, Unified Communications

This episode brought to you by CTG Health Solutions, your Trusted #HealthIT Consulting and Services Provider!

This episode brought to you by CTG Health Solutions, your Trusted #HealthIT Consulting and Services Provider!

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JOE LAVELLE is a Healthcare Management and Technology Consultant with a record of successfully meeting the business and technology challenges of diverse organizations including health plans, health delivery networks, and health care companies for 25 years. Joe worked his way up through Cap Gemini and Andersen Consulting to the partner/VP level of at First Consulting Group, Technology Solutions Group and Santa Rosa Consulting. After running his own company, Results First Consulting, for 12 years Joe Co-Founded intrepidNow with Todd Schnick to create incredible content to dramatically improve the sales and marketing efforts of their clients.