Spencer Hamons, CIO & COO, Taos Health Systems, Chapter 2

Spencer Hamons, CIO & COO, Taos Health Systems

Contingency plans for Internet down time
Donning the COO hat for ICD-10 — “I’m more concerned with operational piece.”
Helping end users realize “their job is going to fundamentally change.”
The mantra of the 90s
Eyeing the CEO title — “I don’t know too many CIOs who have made the jump.”
Engaging patients in the PCP setting

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When The Flight Plan Goes Out The Window

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

“This isn’t happening,” I thought to myself. My laptop was frozen, and at the worst possible time. The webinar was set to begin in 15 minutes, and instead of running through the instructions with the speaker and doing sound checks, I was staring at the little blue circle on my screen that just kept going […]

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You’re More Damned If You Don’t

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

“You do realize that we’ve become those people, right?” I asked my husband. “Which people?” “The ones who hightail it to the store and stock up on milk when there’s snow in the forecast.” It happens every time one of the many radar systems detects a few flurries (which is quite often when you live […]

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Paul Foelsch, VP of IS & CIO, Mercy Hospital Iowa City, Chapter 3

Paul Foelsch, VP of IS & CIO, Mercy Hospital Iowa City

Table-top scenarios — “You have to be ready to think fast.”
Founding the Iowa HIMSS chapter
“I try to give back a little bit for all the great things I’ve learned.”
CHIME’s inaugural CHCIO program
Looking outside the industry — “Why reinvent the wheel?”
HIT & the “confluence of change”

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Paul Foelsch, VP of IS & CIO, Mercy Hospital Iowa City, Chapter 2

Paul Foelsch, VP of IS & CIO, Mercy Hospital Iowa City

Piloting HIE
Challenges with patient matching
Mercy On Call
Working with RelayHealth to connect docs & patients
Patients embracing technology — “There’s going to be more of a demand for that.”
Lessons learned in disaster planning

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