Don Reichert, VP & CIO, The MetroHealth System, Chapter 2

Population health isn’t just about exchanging data electronically, says CIO Don Reichert. It’s about leveraging analytics to make better decisions that ultimately keep patients out of the hospital.

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Why Is Healthcare Analytics So Difficult?

Whereas MU initiatives got the big budgets, analytics is still stuck in a holding pattern for many organizations. But it doesn’t have to be the case, says Dan Kinsella, who says that if health systems are going to thrive, big data must be a bigger priority.

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Jennifer Greenman, VP of IT & CIO, Moffitt Cancer Center, Chapter 1

About Moffitt Cancer Center
TCC — “It’s an essential part of our care delivery and research model.”
Oncology Research Information Exchange Network
Taking Chemo paperless — “It’s one of the most complex aspects of the EHR.”
Commitment to personalized medicine
The steep oncology learning curve

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Kathy Ross, VP & CIO, Sacred Heart Health System and Providence Hospital, Chapter 2

Clinically-led projects — “We’re being totally transparent and inclusive.”
Power of executive sponsorship
“Leadership all the way down is committed.”
From Allscripts to athenahealth in ambulatory
Analytics initiative with Optum — “It will give us a clear picture.”
The CIO’s challenge — “Projects don’t stop.”

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The CIO’s Top Priorities At HIMSS

Although HIMSS offers a unique opportunity for networking and interacting with peers, it’s also a chance to delve into the topics that are at the forefront for CIOs, such as innovation, consumerism, and analytics, says David Chou.

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