Chris Belmont, VP & CIO, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Chapter 1


About MD Anderson
PeopleSoft ERP
From best of breed to Epic
“Transformation is disruptive.”
Staffing up with rapid response teams
Have’s & have-not’s – “Be careful not to create a parallel culture.”
“You can never have enough communication”


David Lundal, SVP & CIO, Presence Health, Chapter 1

David Lundal, System VP & CIO, Presence Health

About Presence Health
His ‘big career moment’
Presence Health Partners
Transitioning to value-based care — “We want to go two feet in the canoe.”
Epic & Meditech in the hospitals
Population health & analytics on the radar


Crafting A Next Generation IT Strategy

John Halamka, MD, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

During my 16 years as CIO, I’ve witnessed the transition from client server to web, from desktops to mobile, and from locally hosted to cloud. As Beth Israel Deaconess merges and acquires more hospitals, more practices, and more care management capabilities, what are its strategic IT choices? I will not even mention “best of breed,” because […]


Jeffrey Ferranti, MD, CIO & VP for Medical Informatics, Duke Medicine, Chapter 1

Jeffrey Ferranti, MD, CIO & VP for Medical Informatics, Duke Medicine

About Duke Medicine
Epic in ambulatory & hospitals
Applying lessons learned to subsequent rollouts
Challenges with access privileges — “People didn’t have all the security rights they needed.”
Post go-live support “when the shiny newness wears off”
Rapid cycle improvement


Contemplating Stage 7, Part 2: Beyond Just Achieving Benchmarks


The real challenge for many organizations will be whether Stage 7 can realistically be achieved with your existing vendors. If you are using a single-vendor approach, like many Epic, Meditech, or Cerner hospitals are, the data elements that need to flow between modules or department clinical applications already exist. The need to use BMV in […]