KLAS: Epic and Cerner Still Dominate Acute EMR Market — For Now

When it comes to securing new hospital contracts, Epic and Cerner are still the clear frontrunners, but the rest of the race has become much more interesting. According to a new KLAS report, the two leading vendors captured more than three-quarters of new EMR business in 2012; however, there are many more deals to be […]

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Tom Bres, VP/CIO, Sparrow Health System, Chapter 1

About Sparrow Health
Going live with Epic — “We took on a large initiative”
Lessons learned from physician practices
Fighting for funds as the financial crisis hit
Implementing ProVation Order Sets
Investing in IT to remain competitive — “It was part of a broader strategic vision”

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Joey Hobbs, CIO, Community Hospital Anderson, Chapter 2

Farmville for patients
Starting as an IT intern doing desktop support
Pursuing a master’s in business
Implementing Meditech on time & under budget — “It did add some credibility”
CHIME CIO Boot Camp & CHCIO certification
Learning from Chuck Christian

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Joey Hobbs, CIO, Community Hospital Anderson, Chapter 1

About CHA
Affiliation with Community Health Network — sharing data but not the same system
Participating in Indiana HIE
Meditech in the hospital, Epic in physician practices
Facebook & Twitter as the starting point to get patients engaged
“It’s a multi-year strategy. You can’t just build a portal.”

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Tullman Out At Allscripts, Company Off The Block

Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, who joined the company 1997 and recently appeared to emerge victorious after a boardroom brouhaha, has stepped down. Company president Lee Shapiro will also step down. Tullman and Shapiro will be replaced by Paul Black, who assumes both positions. Shapiro will serve as a consultant to Black for up to six […]

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