HIE Merger For The Greater Good

Sue Schade, CIO, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers

Common goals are a key to success for any business venture. But for a merger, negotiating common goals and how best to achieve them is especially critical. I saw this again in the case of the Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) — a very recent merger of two major Michigan substate HIEs: Great Lakes Health […]

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Dan Waltz, VP & CIO, MidMichigan Health, Chapter 1

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About MidMichgan Health
Affiliating with University of Michigan Health System to “share our strengths.”
Allscripts in practices, Cerner in hospitals
Outsourcing to Cerner
“We’re looking at various ways to centralize most of the services.”
HIE mergers
Getting docs on board with data exchange

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Kent Hoyos, CIO, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Chapter 3

Kent Hoyos, CIO, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Physician documentation — “We don’t want to roll it out in a way that flips over the cart.”
Lack of a statewide HIE in California
“It all falls on the hospitals”
Dipping their toes into the ACO waters
Consistency in leadership
“It really truly feels like a community hospital should.”

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Jeffrey Ferranti, MD, CIO & VP for Medical Informatics, Duke Medicine, Chapter 2

Jeffrey Ferranti, MD, CIO & VP for Medical Informatics, Duke Medicine

Physician leadership — “We have very engaged chief medical officers”
From 130 systems to 1
Data exchange with Care Everywhere
“Seamless communication of health information is where the future is”
Patient portal access through mobile devices
The “natural transition” from CMIO to CIO
Art Glasgow as his mentor

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Tressa Springmann, VP & CIO, LifeBridge Health, Chapter 2

Tressa Springmann, VP & CIO, LifeBridge Health

Bringing practices into the fold — “It’s a mutual win or loss.”
Starting the 90-day MU reporting period
Portal challenges — “We haven’t come up with the sweet sauce.”
“The real new frontier” with data exchange
Tracking readmissions across the state
The burden of federal mandates

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