Wm. T. Oravecz is Managing Partner of WTO Associates LLC and is a Principal Analyst with HITECH Answers, providing independent research, analysis and advisory on the impact of the HITECH Act of 2009 and Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) to health care providers, business associates and related organizations.

Bill’s professional experience is backed by 26 years in support, implementation and development of healthcare technology.

Bill has held various positions in IT solutions consulting and delivery. Most recently, as a program management executive for over 7+ years with CDI Corporation/IBM Global Services for a national 9-site delivery of cross-platform production operations, monitoring & recovery, business continuity & recovery and large-scale knowledge transfers / operations transitions, inclusive of 300 FTEs and an annual $18.5M P&L. Clients included a number of organizations in the healthcare provider, payer and pharma industries. His operational and financial management strengths allowed him to achieve high customer satisfaction, secure consistent annual cost savings of 10% and boost productivity by 15% with the implementation of system automations and lean operations methods and plummet Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) by >30%. He also served as an IT Security Consultant supporting the firm’s IT Data Center Security practice.

Prior to that, Bill held senior management roles in new product planning / development / introduction, marketing and sales support, customer support, service operations and management consulting in medical imaging and radiation therapy with focus on PACS/Radiology Information Systems (RIS), computerized tomography, radiation therapy and ultrasound for companies such as J Lloyd Johnson Associates, Philips Healthcare and Nucletron Corporation.

Earlier, Bill was engaged in clinical research at Yale University, Department of Therapeutic Radiology, The Franklin McLean Memorial Research Institute at the University of Chicago and Siemens Healthcare, involving large-field radiation dosimetry, internal radiation dosimetry relative to radiopharmaceutical pharmacodynamics/kinetics (PD/PK) and quantitative computerized tomography (QCT) related to assessing bone quantity and strength, regional cerebral blood flow and lung ventilation studies, respectively. He has numerous publications in journals such as Medical Physics, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, Neuroradiology and Investigative Radiology in collaboration with key clinical luminaries in their respective fields.

Bill holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut, School of Business and a SM in Radiology from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago and is certified in Clinical Research, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Regulatory Compliance.

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