Don Reichert, VP & CIO, The MetroHealth System, Chapter 1

Don Reichert talks about the multi-year journey from a best-of-breed approach to a core vendor strategy, how his organization is working to ensure talent is being properly leveraged, and what it’s like being a safety-net hospital.

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Ken Lawonn, SVP & CIO, Sharp HealthCare, Chapter 1

About Sharp HealthCare
Hospitals on Cerner, practices on Allscripts
Leveraging dbMotion’s HIE to present “an integrated view.”
Internally developed data warehouse
Short-term & long-term costs of a single-vendor approach
Predictive analytics — “You’ve got to be able to capture that data.”

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Jim Venturella, CIO, WVU Medicine, Chapter 1

WVU Medicine’s journey to integration
3 hospitals on Epic, plans for 4 more
Education through site visits
Epic everywhere — “I definitely think this is the right strategy.”
Building buy-in through communication
Eye on ACOs — “The world is not stopping.”

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Gary Barnes, CIO, Medical Center Health System, Chapter 1

About MCHS Odessa
2-year process to select Cerner
Best-of-breed vs integrated solution — “It was overwhelming.”
Economics of integration
Selling to the board — “It’s like building a house.”
5-7 minute training intervals
“We want to make sure that we’ve built something that people will use.”

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Patty Lavely, SVP & CIO, Gwinnett Health System, Chapter 1

About Gwinnett Health System
Navigating a major EHR selection process
Strong demo participation — “We’re trying to obtain as much input as possible.”
Acquiring primary care practices
Georgia’s HIE model — “A network of networks”
Challenges of attesting to MU 2 with Horizon

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