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Vice President and National Sales Leader, Strategic Sourcing

Precyse Solutions LLC

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Precyse Solutions LLC

1275 Drummers Lane Suite200

Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087

United States

Company Description

Precyse provides industry-leading expert services and comprehensive technologies that empower healthcare organizations to most effectively and efficiently capture, organize, secure and analyze clinical data and transform it into actionable information, su ... more

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Principal and Co-Founder
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Advisory Board: 3rd Annual Healthcare Outsourcing Congress [cached]

Mel Van Howe, Principal, THE COPPERWOOD GROUP

One of the biggest mistakes CFOs ... [cached]

One of the biggest mistakes CFOs make is failing to learn enough about their own environment and their own costs, says Mel Van Howe, an IT outsourcing consultant to hospitals. "They let the outsourcer build the business case for them," he says. "The business case should be built and owned by the hospital executive team."

Van Howe, principal with The Copperwood Group of Novi, Mich., says he gives CFOs a laundry list of items to consider before making a decision:
Van Howe adds that it's important to get data and input from the outsourcer for comparison purposes, but you have to know and understand your own total cost of ownership figures. When comparing the potential savings from outsourcing, CFOs also must pay close attention to the details of what's included and excluded in a potential outsourcing agreement. "Otherwise, I can guarantee that within a year there will be a mismatch between expectations and what you're receiving," he says.
Consultant Van Howe says that although many CFOs like to keep their outsourcing deliberations confidential, he doesn't recommend it. The CIO in most organizations resists the notion of outsourcing, so he or she may not be included in the decision-making process, but he stressed that it is not necessary to keep the process confidential from staff.
"People find out anyway, and that builds distrust and creates more of a problem," he says.

The Copperwood Group | Founder Profiles [cached]

Mel Van Howe — Co-Founder

Mel Van Howe has more than twenty years of executive experience in providing information technology products and services to the healthcare industry. He has designed, managed and delivered application software, consulting services and outsourcing solutions to hospitals and payers.
Prior to forming The Copperwood Group, Mel led all sales and marketing activities for a major healthcare information technology services supplier. In that capacity, he participated in the design and market launch of technology based solutions including a unique outsourcing solution.
Mel has been involved with designing, marketing and delivering outsourcing solutions in healthcare for more than 12 years. He has experience with multiple outsourcing models and has participated directly in numerous outsourcing transactions worth hundreds of millions of dollars in total contract value.

The Copperwood Group | News and Press [cached]

Copperwood Group Co-founder and Principal, Mel Van Howe, is moderating a "Views from the Top" session at the HIMSS conference in Dallas on February 16, 2005. The session that Mel is moderating is entitled Outsourcing Strategies for Savings and Clinical Transformation. HIMSS Views from the Top sessions address current industry issues and trends and feature some of the industry's elite sharing their perspectives.

Copperwood Group Principal Speaks at Fourth Annual Healthcare Outsourcing Congress
Copperwood Group Co-founder and Principal, Mel Van Howe, was a Keynote Speaker at the Fourth Annual Healthcare Outsourcing Congress in Las Vegas on March 21-22, 2005.

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Van Howe subsequently claimed that he served as a consultant to the Task Force 3.

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