“I am truly honored to have been presented this prestigious award by NJBIZ,” said Bartiromo. “I thank all of my colleagues at NJII for their support and allowing me the opportunity to pursue my passion of creating new programs and the conditions to improve healthcare”
As Chief Innovation Officer, Bartiromo spearheaded the creation of NJII’s Ideation Program for Healthcare, a cutting-edge innovation and incubation initiative designed to help create and launch the next wave of innovative problem-solving in healthcare technology, products and services, consistent with NJII’s mission to be “an innovative research organization dedicated to scientific research, education, economic development and urban revitalization in New Jersey.”
“There is no one more deserving of this award,” said Tomas Gregorio, senior executive director of the NJII Healthcare Delivery Systems iLab.
“Tom is always looking for the next challenge, the next disruptor and the next innovation to improve healthcare. His tireless efforts creating our new healthcare program and ideation center will ultimately save lives and improve the patient healthcare experience,” Gregorio added.
The NJII Ideation Center boasts large open spaces that enables an “ecosystem” of innovation and invention in science and technology.
Members of the program will leverage the combined skills of entrepreneurs, major corporations, research scientists, and other resources to solve problems presented by the healthcare industry and work to accelerate innovative product launch activities within the healthcare sector.
NJII’s Ideation Program was launched to foster innovation and to move transformative ideas through a process that turns them into real-world products that are ultimately launched into the healthcare marketplace.
“Tom always steps up to the challenge,” said Dr. Don Sabastian, president of NJII. “As an innovator he embraces uncertainty as a way to improve, refine and challenge the status quo. Everyone at NJII is proud of Tom and the work he is accomplishing for the Institute.”
Bartiromo has more than than 20 years of healthcare experience, including senior IT/CTO positions at Barnabas Health, Hartford Health and IBM.
As the former Senior Vice President, CIO & CTO at Barnabas Health, Bartiromo spearheaded efforts to re-organize IT services from a de-centralized to a distributed, shared services model proudly leading a team of 250 staff members to improve the cost structure and customer service, with an operating budget of $64.2 million.
Among his achievements, Bartiromo and his team successfully implemented the next generation Clinical Information System for Computer Physician Order Entry and Medication administration; and initiated a system wide vulnerability management program to manage cyber and other security threats faced by Barnabas.
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners. Through its Innovation Labs (iLabs), NJII brings NJIT expertise to key economic sectors, including healthcare delivery systems, bio-pharmaceutical production, civil infrastructure, defense and homeland security, and financial services.
The NJII Healthcare Delivery System’s iLab is committed to improving healthcare through innovative programs and services including the Garden Practice Transformation Network that is moving more than 10,000 physicians from fee-for-service to value-based care as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative. Through the program, NJII will save more than $135 million in healthcare costs and improve the lives of more than 500,000 patients with chronic illnesses.
The iLab is also driving the healthcare technological revolution in our State through the New Jersey Health Information Network (NJHIN), a shared services platform developed by the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and powered by NJII that is enabling statewide data sharing by connecting health information exchange organizations (HIE/HIO), hospitals and clinicians together though admission, discharge and transfer (ADT) alerts, immunization data, and a Master Person Index that uniquely identifies patients across the healthcare continuum.
Additionally, NJHIN's Use Cases are empowering more than 500 providers and over 20 Long Term and Post Acute Care (LTPAC) facilities to have access to State public health registries and other healthcare stakeholders' data sharing sources to assist them with accomplishing population health and improving clinical outcomes.
The iLab also partners with physicians to help them report on Federal and State administered quality improvement programs, including the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (formerly Meaningful Use and Physician Quality Reporting System), the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program, and Accountable Care Organizations.
Over the past six (6) years, the iLab has helped member providers receive more than $100 million in incentive payments. In 2016, NJII’s member hospitals received more than $47.6 million in incentive payments.