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

Tom Bres, SVP & Chief Administrative Officer, Sparrow Health System

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

Joey Hobbs, CIO, Community Hospital Anderson

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

Joey Hobbs, CIO, Community Hospital Anderson

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

Glen Tullman, former CEO, Allscripts

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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Epic King In KLAS End of Year Report

Once Again, Epic Leads the KLAS Pack

Epic swept eight Best in KLAS award categories and was crowned the number-one Overall Software Vendor, number-one Overall Software Suite Vendor, and number-one Overall Physician Practice Vendor in the 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report. Other highlights from this year include: athenahealth receives second most Best in KLAS wins Impact Advisors wins number-one […]

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