Two Oars In Motion

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief,

“That’s why I picked you,” my wife will half joke on the infrequent occasions when she feels my behavior warrants kudos. More often than not, the comment is in reference to some fatherly duties I’ve carried out admirably with the kids. Her point, of course, is that our union was not happenstance, serendipity, or any […]


Why Remote Should Be A Possibility

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor,

It happens twice a year. My former coworkers and I meet up for happy hour to catch up on each other’s lives, show pictures of our kids, and reminisce about the old days. But at one point, I noticed that the same thing kept happening. After we had relived some of our favorite memories, we’d […]


Ed Grogan, VP & CIO, Calvert Health System, Chapter 1

Ed Grogan, VP & CIO, Calvert Health System

About Calvert
Allscripts ED, NextGen in ambulatory
9-month EHR selection process: deep dives of “the big 3”
Meditech’s population health roadmap
Using consultants
17 focus groups — “We wanted to engage all the major stakeholders in the organization.”
Physician advisory council


CHIME: MU Stage 3 Is “Unworkable”

Chuck Christian, VP/Technology & Engagement, Indiana Health Information Exchange

In comments submitted to CMS, CHIME expressed concern that Meaningful Use stage 3 is “too ambitious” and called for several key changes, including a 90-day reporting period for the first year of compliance. “With so few providers having demonstrated Stage 2 capabilities, we question the underlying feasibility of many requirements and question the logic of building […]


Tom Pacek, VP & CIO, Inspira Health Network, Chapter 2

Tom Pacek, VP & CIO, Inspira Health Network

Selling ACOs to the board
Gathering data — “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”
Physician trust factor — “The lines are blurred now.”
South NJ’s “robust” HIE
Merger with Underwood Memorial
Working with Comcast to enable “complete redundancy”
Importance of board support