Many hospitals started their path toward electronic medical records when HITECH and Meaningful Use became law in February 2009, but Trinitas Regional Medical Center isn’t one of them. Under the leadership of Judy Comitto since it was formed through M&A in 2000, the health system has been continually at work building out its IT environment with Eclipsys at the core. Two years ago, Trinitas dove into the advanced clinicals end of the pool, and now sees 72 percent of its orders entered electronically. To learn more about the organizations decade-long march toward automation, healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently caught up with his fellow New Jerseyian.
- About Trinitas
- Comitto’s background (former Eclipsys employee)
- Running an Eclipsys (now Allscripts) shop
- Hitting 72 percent CPOE without the benefit of a CMIO
- “In the early days, we had to turn some functions off”
- Developing and managing order sets — “When you deal with the physicians, they all want personal order sets” but that doesn’t work