Ken Gilles, Associate CIO, Essentia Health, Chapter 2

Ken Gilles, CIO, West Region, and Associate Corporate CIO, Essentia Health

Making “big leaps” in telehealth
Pioneer ACO
‘Epic First’ strategy
Focus on analytics — “You have to be able to measure to improve.”
Leveraging data to prevent leakage
The tipping point of software development
Fostering innovation — ‘We can help you.’

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Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine, Chapter 1

Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine

About University of Chicago Medicine
Phoenix Project: multi-year Epic implementation
Phased approach vs big bang
“You’re often stuck in a hybrid environment between systems.”
Focus on optimization
Closed staff model
Bench to bedside research: “It really is a team sport.”

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Fernando Martinez, SVP & CIO, Parkland Hospital & Health System, Chapter 1

Fernando Martinez, SVP & CIO, Parkland Hospital & Health System

About Parkland
“Primarily an Epic shop”
Attesting to MU stage 2
Safety net hospitals & care transitions
Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI)
Reducing readmissions using predictive analytics
Focus on innovation — “I feel very privileged to be here.”

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The Role Of Technology In Breaking Down Silos Between Finance and QI

Yiscah Bracha, PhD, AVP, QI Healthcare Analtyics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

I have been leading the QI data analytic team at Cincinnati Children’s for more than four years.  This team has developed expertise and systems around managing data and deploying analytic methods for patient-centered improvement opportunities in areas such as safety, wait times, and disease outcomes. The QI data analytic team has never tackled cost in […]

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Matthew Chambers, CIO, Baylor Scott & White Health, Chapter 2

Matthew Chambers, CIO, Baylor Scott & White

Laying out an IT vision — “This was a great time for us to reboot.”
Epic at S&W, Allscripts at Baylor
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Clinician engagement — “That warms my heart”
Lessons learned along the way
The clinical architecture layer cake

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