AtlantiCare all for employee development

“We are very committed here to manage and develop talent.”
By Erin McCann
02:32 PM

One thing AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center makes clear to its IT team: They’re serious about investing in their employees.

“We are very committed here to manage and develop talent,” says Chris Scanzera, vice president and chief information officer at the Atlantic City, N.J. health system. “And that includes making investments in specific training so that people can advance their careers.”

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Career development paths are also clearly mapped out for team members, so people don’t just show up each day wondering what their next possible career step could be within the organization. “We do take succession planning very seriously here,” he adds.

The biggest reason for that? They hire hard-working employees who take pride in what they do, and do it well. (Just this summer, for instance, thanks to the team’s efforts, AtlantiCare achieved HIMSS Stage 6 status.)

As Scanzera points out, his team really sets themselves apart from your traditional MIS shop. One of the things that impresses him the most? “Our ability to engage with our clinical counterparts and have truly a collaborative partnership type of relationship,” he says. “You don't see that everywhere.”

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