PODCAST: One-on-One w/ El Camino Hospital CIO Greg Walton, Chapter 2

Greg Walton, CIO, El Camino Hospital

Greg Walton, CIO, El Camino Hospital

Implementing a few clinical systems isn’t going to get you applause at El Camino Hospital. That’s because the organization has “been there, done that,” implementing the first CPOE system some 40 years ago. Considering that tough crowd, the CIO role isn’t for newcomers, and Greg Walton is no newcomer. With 40 years in the business to match El Camino’s CPOE tenure, Walton is just the kind of CIO to take on a big challenge. In fact, soon after assuming the job in December 2007, Walton created the Center for Technology Integration to make sure the organization was up on the latest tools for improving patient care. To talk about this, and so much more, healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently caught up with the California-based CIO.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

  • Monitoring the horizon for new technologies
  • Embracing change and innovation
  • El Camino’s vendor environment
  • Closed system vs open source
  • Eclipsys, Medicity, Microsoft & the Apple Model
  • Why closed shops are happy – the cost
  • Is the future about analytics, not transactions?
  • When it comes to point-of-care analytics, “We’re nowhere”
  • Hospitals exist “in a controlled state of chaos”

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