Rhonda Jorden, Vice Chancellor for IT & CIO, UAMS, Chapter 1

One of the biggest challenges from an IT standpoint for academic health organizations? The sheer amount of data that must be managed and secured, says CIO Rhonda Jorden, who discusses her strategy.

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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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