July 10, 2006 – Recently, ISS Solutions commissioned a survey of hospitals, health care systems, Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) and Independent Service Organizations (ISOs) throughout the mid-Atlantic region. The purpose was to obtain a qualitative assessment of the issues concerning service delivery executives supporting Information Technology (IT) and Clinical Engineering (CE) technologies. The research results entitled “Healthcare Technology Support: An Updated View From the Market - 2006” highlights key concerns such as cost and quality as well as the challenges being faced by executives as convergence of CE and IT take place in healthcare.

According to John Stalker, Director of Clinical Engineering Business Development at ISS Solutions, convergence is well underway at many health care organizations. A major segment of the recent AAMI Conference held in Washington, DC in late June, 2006 was dedicated to this trend, emphasizing the importance. John also pointed out that ISS Solutions recognized this trend a numbers of years ago and has been building both its IT and CE capabilities to support its clients today and in the future.

A copy of ISS Solutions research findings can be obtained by contacting John Stalker at 215-752-2221 ext. 232 or Stalker@ISSsolutions.com.