Chronic Care Reinvented: Leveraging Paramedicine To Reduce Readmissions

David Glendenning, EMS Education and Outreach Coordinator, New Hanover Regional MC

Sometimes real change in health care comes not from innovating or redesigning existing models of care, but from considering a problem from a completely new point of view. One solution that fits this description and is currently gaining traction around the nation is Community Paramedicine, a care delivery model that leverages the untapped resource of […]


How Google Glass Is Changing One Hospital’s Vision

John Halamka, MD, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

I’m now able to publicly write about the work that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been doing with the start-up, Wearable Intelligence. We’ve been working over the past 4 months on pilots that I believe will improve the safety, quality and efficiency of patient care through the integration of wearable technology such as Google […]


Jake Dorst, CIO, Meritus Health, Chapter 1

Jake Dorst, CIO & Interim CEO, Tahoe Forest Health System

About Meritus
Meditech in inpatient, Allscripts in outpatient
Data sharing with CRISP
Using Empower to create a unified patient record
“One goal at a time”
Physician advisory meetings
Piloting PatientTouch in a small department — “We could control it better.”


Michael Elley, CIO, Cox Medical Center Branson, Chapter 2

Michael Elley, CIO, Owensboro Health

Super-users & key stakeholders
Resource planning with McKesson’s BI tools
T-System’s Care Continuity solution
From 11.5% readmissions to 7.8% in 2 months — “It’s already had a profound effect on our organization.”
Attesting to MU using the ED-only method


Lee Powe, CIO, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Chapter 1

Lee Powe, CIO, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital

About Hugh Chatham
CPSI at the core, Medhost in the ED
Skipping the warm-up & jumping right into the CIO role
Patch Tuesdays — “We’re constantly fixing something.”
Weighing privacy and sanitation issues with palm vein scanning
Iris biometrics — “I liked the cutting-edge technology”
Attesting to MU