Denver, CO – May 8, 2012 – Brian Stern, Senior Vice President at Aventura, yesterday helped an experienced room of hospital clinicians at the Healthcare IT Institute Conference in Sawgrass, Florida identify how to turn the tide on clinical computing. In his presentation, Clinical Computing: Friend or Foe—How Clinical Workflow Changes the Tide—Stern discussed how to move the fix for healthcare IT away from using Band-Aids and toward a more comprehensive solution that changes the way clinicians work with healthcare information.

“As a nation, we’re spending a large bucket of funds on healthcare IT, and seeing limited results in improved care,” said Brian Stern, Senior Vice President at Aventura. “New technology mandates have driven 44% of healthcare facilities to increase their IT budgets in the past three years. The challenge is that new clinical computing systems, which don’t support the clinician workflow, are becoming tools to document care activity rather than tools to enhance care. The only way to change the way doctors and nurses interact with healthcare tools—and therefore drive better care results—is to match the way they work with patients.”

Some of the points in Stern’s presentation include:

  • 44% of healthcare IT budgets have increased over the past three years [1]
  • 39% of that increase will go to implementing EMR systems, followed by 27% of spend on capital equipment [2]
  • $2.6T was the healthcare spend in 2010 compared to $256B in 1980 [3]

Computer sharing and long logon processes make it difficult to access the right information at the right time to drive critical care decisions. As a leader in using context- and location-aware computing in healthcare, Aventura presents patient information intelligently to the clinician based on location and credentials. Aventura’s clinician workflow solution gives clinicians desktop access to whatever information they need at the point of care in seconds rather than minutes.

Click here to see Brian Stern’s presentation.

About Aventura:

Aventura improves the workflow of doctors and nurses by providing the information they need, when and where they need it. Aventura’s context and location aware computing intelligence orchestrates technologies already in place, making them responsive to the user.  Aventura provides tools that help clinicians practice more productively and effectively, allowing them to spend more time with patients. Aventura improves clinician satisfaction, increases EMR use at the point of care, and allows focus on the quality of care.  Learn more at

[1] HealthLeaders Media Intelligence

[2] HealthLeaders Media Intelligence

[3] Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of the Actuary, National Health Statistics Group, National Health Care Expenditures Data, January 2012.