PODCAST: One-on-One w/N. Wellesley CIO Scott MacLean

Scott MacLean, CIO, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Partners Healthcare

Scott MacLean, CIO, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Partners Healthcare

Working as CIO in one of the most renowned health systems in the country gives Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Scott Maclean — also a Corporate Director in the overarching Partners HealthCare superstructure — a unique perspective from which to evaluate the HITECH landscape. And though some might think organizations like Partners are ready to meet Stage 1 today, MacLean still has some work to do. To meet the government-implemented requirements, in part shaped by Corporate CIO John Glaser, MacLean is working closely with his core vendors, including Meditech, Siemens and GE. To learn more about his work at Newton-Wellesley, healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently caught up with the newly elected HIMSS Board member.

(Click here to read an article about Meditech recently authored by MacLean)

Chapter 1 (10:51) Topics Covered — About Partners: unique attributes; Partners IT approach; Newton-Wellesley IT environment — Siemens, GE, Meditech; Meditech’s flexibility — perception vs reality; Meeting certification in a diversified environment

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Chapter 2 (9:16) Topics Covered — Meditech’s bandwidth; Building a good relationship with Meditech; Project management best practices; Balancing health system needs with hospital autonomy; Collaborating with other Partners CIOs

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Chapter 3 (12:18) Topics Covered — Thoughts on Stage 1 Meaningful Use; Will admitting physicians play ball?; Does HITECH help CIOs with physician buy-in?; The art of striking a sound work/life balance; Empowering employees to lighten the load

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