Healthcare IT Consulting

With an acute focus on healthcare clients, Strategic Solutions provides unique value and perspective for healthcare support.

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Healthcare IT Services

As one of the leading healthcare it consulting firms, Strategic Solutions has been involved in the successful conversion and implementation of practice management or electronic medical records systems at more than thirty practices. No other technology company in the area has this depth of experience. Having developed strong working relationships with all of the PM/EMR software providers (e.g. AllScripts, GE Centricity, Greenway, eClinicalWorks…) Strategic Solutions brings invaluable knowledge of how technology integrates with clinical workflow to every new system project.

An essential piece of healthcare consulting at Strategic is conducting a security assessment. Security assessments are an extremely valuable tool to help evaluate the health and potential vulnerabilities of your organization’s physical infrastructure and business processes.

Healthcare Consulting Services

Strategic Solutions of Virginia (Strategic) lives and breathes Healthcare Technology. Strategic was founded in 2001 to provide Healthcare Technology Services to practices in Richmond and the greater Mid-Atlantic region. No one has been as focused on the healthcare industry for as long as Strategic. Our long list of credentials, and depth of experience, remains unmatched among providers in the region.


Strategic serves healthcare practices ranging from small clinics to hospitals spread across multiple locations. In the greater Richmond area, we provide support to over 500 physicians. While we serve as the Virtual CIO for many of our smaller clients, we also support experienced in-house IT teams for our larger enterprise clients. These experienced teams want to leverage our technology expertise and 24 x 7 availability to offload any support necessary to Strategic’s technology experts and technicians.

When it comes to healthcare IT services, understanding the needs of unique specialty practices is just as critical as our technical expertise.  We understand the different technology and business needs of a specialty clinic, as compared to a more general practice, or even a large hospital or ACO.  Strategic’s more than sixteen years of experience has afforded the opportunity to work with every type of specialty practice or clinic in the area.

Practice specialties Strategic serves includes, but is not limited to:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Oncology
  • Urology
  • Radiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynecology
  • Pulmonary
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Dermatology
  • General medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Laboratory work

EHR, EMR, & Practice Management Applications

Nobody in the Commonwealth has more experience with Electronic Health Records (EHR), Electronic Medical Records (EMR), and Practice Management Software than Strategic. Our technical experts have extensive credentials in 6 major EHR applications including:

  • Allscripts
  • AthenaHealth
  • CompuLink
  • E-Clinical Works
  • eMDs
  • Epic
  • GE Centricity
  • Greenway
  • McKesson
  • Nextech
  • NextGen
  • OfficeMate

With clients deploying new systems and with the Meaningful Use incentives and penalties influencing the industry, Strategic shares invaluable knowledge about how EHR technologies integrate with clinical workflows.  Because we serve as a liaison between our many clients and the various EHR companies, we are not just experts in the technologies; we’re also seasoned representatives who know how to navigate these companies to reach the right people quickly.

From helping our clients select the right system for their practice, all the way through design, customization, implementation, and even long-term support, Strategic can help through every step of the process.


Strategic’s founders, Bill Lopez and Jay Strickland, started the company in 2001 when they recognized that the healthcare industry had been under serviced and there lacked a comprehensive understanding of their technology needs. Since then, they have built an incredible team of experts with experience in architecting, implementing and managing the operations of information systems in healthcare settings as well as the evaluation, planning, development and improvement of healthcare systems and processes to support business goals and improve productivity. From small office practices to large businesses like Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, to government agencies like the Virginia Department of Health, Strategic has an unparalleled experience and significant breadth of capabilities in how best to optimize and effectively manage  healthcare IT services and technologies.

Strategic’s team of engineers, architects, technicians, project managers, consultants, and other client-facing experts know healthcare and the technology that make practices run effectively. For over 10 years, they’ve delivered high-quality, value-rich healthcare IT services – like IT consulting, technology delivery, and managed services – to hundreds of healthcare providers and practices.


Strategic offers a variety of customized project-based and ongoing managed services to help healthcare practices meet growing technology requirements and increase profitability. With IT Consulting and Technology Delivery services, Strategic’s experts help you get the best return on your technology investments. With Managed Services, Strategic manages your technology objectives and problems 24/7 so you can focus on your core business.

Whether you require expert guidance with technology implementation and planning (IT Consulting) or you need ongoing technology support (Managed Services), Strategic offers a variety of value-rich healthcare IT services to help you achieve your objectives.

Why Do It

When it comes to your healthcare IT services provider, your practice deserves to have a partner that brings comprehensive knowledge and experience to bear in EHR, HIPAA and other healthcare specific operational, compliance and technology challenges.

Strategic understands your technology, your business needs, and your solutions providers. We have been doing this for over 16 years, and we know what it takes to get the job done. Strategic’s team members are experts in healthcare technologies and regulations, so you don’t have to waste your time explaining your business complexities.  We give you the peace of mind to have a partner who is committed to your success.

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"We believe in making technology available in the most dependable, cost effective, and most importantly with "hassle-free" implementation that is engineered towards ensuring that your business remains competitive and ongoing success is possible."

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Jay Strickland
President, Strategic Solutions

The Importance of Security Assessments

Protect Your Business: Conduct a Security Assessment

Over the last few years there has been an influx of new healthcare laws and mandates.  The risks of non-compliance are daunting, as HIPAA violation fines can range up to $100,000 per event. In addition, the reputational damage and organizational distractions caused by breaches create costs that often eclipse any fine.

Information security is a constant and challenging process. From data protection to secure business practices, it is a challenge that is frequently evolving with new technologies, threats, and regulatory requirements.  Whether you are trying to attest to Meaningful Use, prepare for a potential HIPAA audit, or gain a better understanding of your environment, Strategic can help.

The Strategic Approach

Strategic believes a proper security assessment requires a good understanding of your business, information, and technology footprint along with your organizational goals. The Strategic Security Risk Assessment is an in-depth and detailed review of the current people, processes, and technology a medical practice has in place.

Why Strategic?

Strategic is focused on healthcare IT.  Since 2001, Strategic has taken a consultative approach to providing best in breed technology solutions and support to healthcare practices in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Through working with our 80 healthcare clients, Strategic has developed the knowledge and expertise required to perform these critical assessments. We know every practice is unique. Our team will take the time to fully understand your business and help you build a path to a secure infrastructure, secure business practices, and a secure future.


At the end of each assessment, we meet with our clients and present a thorough analysis which includes:

  • A detailed report of hardware and software inventory, user accounts, security groups, group policies, network shares, internet access, security patches, event logs, listening ports, and additional external vulnerabilities
  • A risk analysis of your companies’ people, processes, and technology which highlights medium and high security risks
  • A compliance-based summary of all risks and vulnerabilities identified during the assessment
  • A prioritized list of recommendations on how to mitigate risks and prevent future vulnerabilities.

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