Michael Skvarenina, VP & CIO, Holy Name Medical Center, Chapter 3

Michael Skvarenina, VP & CIO, Holy Name Medical Center

Multiple patient portals — “It’s really not user-friendly.”
Acting CIO for nearly a decade
From vendor to provider side
“I’ve never let go of software design and development”
WebHIS blog
“With passion, anything is possible”
Holy Name’s development “Dream Team”

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Mark Zirkelbach, CIO, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Chapter 3

Mark Zirkelbach, CIO, Loma Linda University Medical Center

5-year plan – “the vital few”
Pre-vetting requests
Partnering with business
CIO of ambulatory multispecialty group — “That was a phenomenal experience”
Loma Linda’s mission ‘to make man whole’
MU — “That’ll be just the floor for us.”

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Ken Gilles, Associate CIO, Essentia Health, Chapter 3

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

Patient engagement touch points
From programmer to CIO — “I’ve always wanted to be in a leadership position”
Lessons learned from M&A
Working with Dennis Dassenko
Balancing regional & system roles
“The pace of the change just continues to ratchet up.”

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Rick Follett, CIO, Good Samaritan Health System, Chapter 3

Rick Follett, CIO, Good Samaritan Health System

Career path twists and turns
From Good Sam to consulting and back
“When you’re a CIO, you’re an owner.”
Benefits of CHIME — “As we help each other, we improve the profession.”
The pace of MU
“It’s still the number one thing on the minds of CIOs.”

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Bryan Bliven, CIO, University of Missouri Health Care, Chapter 3

Bryan Bliven, CIO, University of Missouri Health Care

From HIMSS stage 2 to 7 — “We treated it like a project.”
Quality improvement
Enabling the staff to “recognize the amount of change we’d taken on.”
From Cerner to MU Health
A “different scope of responsibility” as interim CIO
CHIME Boot Camp – “It was a great resource on how to approach the role.”

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