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

Gary Barnes, CIO, Medical Center Health System

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

Patty Lavely, SVP & CIO, Gwinnett Health System

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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Tom Pacek, VP & CIO, Inspira Health Network, Chapter 1

Tom Pacek, VP & CIO, Inspira Health Network

About Inspira
Soarian in hospitals, ambulatory migrating to Cerner
Physician bakeoff to select a system
Inspira’s “enterprise mentality”
MU attestation on physician side — “The biggest gap is the patients.”
Onsite portal signups & tests
“You can’t control the patient; the best you can do is educate them and get them engaged.”

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Kevin Groskreutz, Division CIO, Hospital Sisters Health System, Chapter 2

Kevin Groskreutz, Division CIO, Ancillary Systems, Hospital Sisters Health System

Patient portal challenges — “Acute care data is very episodic.”
The interoperability puzzle
4 HIEs in 2 states
3-year plan for IT — “It’s actionable.”
Selling the benefits of an enterprise approach
“Success breeds success.”
The “constant conversation” of change management

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Kevin Groskreutz, Division CIO, Hospital Sisters Health System, Chapter 1

Kevin Groskreutz, Division CIO, Ancillary Systems, Hospital Sisters Health System

HSHS’ transition from independent model to managing 14 hospitals
Enabling IT to “engage a new business model.”
Overseeing ancillary systems & telehealth
System CIO Ray Gensinger — “He brings a lot of energy to the organization”
Hospitals on Meditech & Epic
“We’re discussing a single EHR strategy.”
Telehealth & remote monitoring — “Preliminary results have been very positive”

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