Pamela Saechow: Joining the Dots between Healthcare and IT Solutions
Health care systems of Countries like The United States, Canada, Switzerland, France, New Zealand, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Australia were all studied by the Commonwealth Fund in August 2021. Researchers found that Norway, the Netherlands, and Australia were the best-performing countries. The United States ranks dead last despite spending more of its GDP on health care. Regarding health care outcomes, the United States ranks dead last, and it’s not much better regarding access to care, administrative efficiency, equity, or care process indicators. This motivates Pamela Saechow to launch a company to guide customers toward technologies and high-value services that would improve their outcomes.
Pamela Saechow runs the show as CEO of Ellit Groups, a “World-class’ ‘ healthcare IT consulting firm run by women and minorities that is certified by the WBENC. Ellit Group may be a young company, but its members have an average of 15 years of experience in healthcare operations and IT. Pamela boasts that her company provides “various services that span Advisory, (EHR) Implementation, and Optimization” for its customers. Our mission is to address the urgent needs of our clients by providing a full range of services.
Pamela claims it is still challenging for a female leader to enter the male-dominated healthcare sector. Despite making up 70% of the labor force, women are underrepresented in healthcare leadership roles worldwide, holding only 25% of such posts. “I can’t count the total no of times I’ve been told to stick to what I know,’ ‘not rock the boat,’ or a hundred other cliches meant to discourage me from achieving my goal,” she says.
Pamela Saechow founded Ellit Groups intending to show that anyone with drive, ambition, and a sincere desire to make a difference can succeed by creating a valuable and respected environment for everyone.
Origins, Challenges, and Early Success
After her birth in Laos, Pamela spent her early years with her grandmother. When a small Laotian village lacked access to medical treatment, the woman recognized an opportunity to serve others and volunteered as a medicine woman. This upbringing spurred her natural interest and compassion at a young age, and it has driven her to seek out and implement solutions that will make people’s lives easier and healthier.
Having served as a hospital’s chief information officer, Pamela is well-versed in the many facets of healthcare IT. She has been in leadership roles for over twenty years and is an expert at connecting the dots between healthcare operations and technology to improve the delivery of patient care. She encourages her team members to differentiate between good and outstanding work.
Pamela Saechow knows she is privileged to have worked with some of the best hospitals in the country. Sutter Health, a large California-based healthcare organization, has requested her to join their new healthcare technology division. Sutter’s willingness to adopt innovative practices and draw on hospital management knowledge highlighted early opportunities to enhance patient care throughout their system. Over the next 23 years, she maintained a variety of leadership roles while also helping a dedicated team create Sutter’s digital health services. Her contributions were essential in finalizing a 5-year EHR strategy covering continuity of care and streamlined IT systems.
At Cleveland Clinic, the world’s number two hospital, Pamela had the chance to interact with patients and doctors worldwide while serving the people of New York City. Pamela took on the role of Associate Chief Information Officer and helped lead the company’s efforts to enhance patient care and the caregiver experience via digital technology. She oversaw the group that developed a global M&A playbook, reorganized the IT department, and introduced the Epic Refuel program. Pamela prides herself when she realized she had helped significantly shift how healthcare was provided.
Pamela Saechow measures her success by the prosperity of her clientele. Ellit Groups’ success is measured by the problems it solves for clients and its solutions that lead to better patient outcomes. She explains that her company prioritizes timely delivery, high quality, and affordable prices so that their customers can maximize the return on investment (ROI) from their information technology (IT) expenditures and provide the finest care for their patients.
A Radical Plan to Transform the Healthcare System
Top companies can rely on Ellit Groups’ support when turning ideas into action. The group has a history of working with partners in the healthcare provider, health insurance, and life sciences industries to implement strategic and operational plans. Results are enhanced, and success is facilitated by using the company’s services since they provide best practices and lessons learned from industry experts. “We get to know our consumers and learn about their issues,” Pamela says, “so that we can turn those insights into action.”
Ellit Group was founded on the principle of pioneering innovation in healthcare, as evidenced by the company’s name.
Preparations for the Future
IT “Information Technology” – The company claims that IT helps healthcare providers, payers, and life sciences realize operational benefits.
Aligning people, processes, and information is a core tenet of the company’s philosophy and procedures, and “bringing together” various groups is a deliberate strategy.
The elite “superior talent and abilities” – Consider excellence contingent on talent and culture to fulfill customer requirements.
Pamela hopes to continue leading Ellit Groups in its pursuit of innovation, excellence in healthcare IT service provision, and the enhancement of healthcare delivery worldwide through integrating people, systems, and data.
She will see that the company, which women control, lives up to its slogan, “Get it done right.” She thinks it’s essential for the team to be diverse and welcoming to attract the best and brightest minds and provide clients with innovative, high-value solutions.
The Driven CEO
“I am proud to be a CEO that not only creates short- and long-term plans, monitors quality, and establishes targets for each of our service offerings, but who also remains current by interacting directly with customers to learn about and address their concerns,” Pamela says.
Pamela’s passion lies in supporting customers in improving healthcare delivery and giving the finest care possible for their patients. She says, “I am passionate about solving our client’s most difficult problems.” “I have a positive outlook on life because my work in the healthcare industry continually challenges me.”
Living a Joyful Life
The old saying, “You can’t help others if you don’t help yourself,” was a guiding principle throughout Pamela’s life. Despite her hectic, often chaotic schedule, she never misses an opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones and colleagues. She treats her staff like members of her own family. At the client site, we plan group events to share each other’s success and work together to address any challenges. We work together and have fun together to create powerful, united teams.