Patty Lavely, SVP & CIO, Gwinnett Health System, Chapter 1

Patty Lavely, SVP & CIO, Gwinnett Health System

About Gwinnett Health System
Navigating a major EHR selection process
Strong demo participation — “We’re trying to obtain as much input as possible.”
Acquiring primary care practices
Georgia’s HIE model — “A network of networks”
Challenges of attesting to MU 2 with Horizon


Bridging The Gaps: How One HIE Is Uniting Communities to Improve Care

Chris Carmody, SVP, IS Department, UPMC & President, ClinicalConnect HIE

When a region’s leading healthcare providers come together to form a network to share information, millions of patients benefit. That is ultimately why a group of healthcare leaders came together to create ClinicalConnect HIE, western Pennsylvania’s first and largest health information exchange. The passage of the HITECH Act in 2009 was the primary force driving […]


Ed Grogan, VP & CIO, Calvert Health System, Chapter 2

Ed Grogan, VP & CIO, Calvert Health System

NextGen’s community HIE
Attesting to MU 2 (acute in 2014, ambulatory in 2015)
Push & pull methods of data exchange
CRISP’s magic button to give docs “a broader scale of information.”
Patient-centered medical homes: “It’s not just high tech; it’s high touch.”
Maryland eCare
“We’re the mouse that roars”


CHIME: MU Stage 3 Is “Unworkable”

Chuck Christian, VP/Technology & Engagement, Indiana Health Information Exchange

In comments submitted to CMS, CHIME expressed concern that Meaningful Use stage 3 is “too ambitious” and called for several key changes, including a 90-day reporting period for the first year of compliance. “With so few providers having demonstrated Stage 2 capabilities, we question the underlying feasibility of many requirements and question the logic of building […]


Tom Pacek, VP & CIO, Inspira Health Network, Chapter 2

Tom Pacek, VP & CIO, Inspira Health Network

Selling ACOs to the board
Gathering data — “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”
Physician trust factor — “The lines are blurred now.”
South NJ’s “robust” HIE
Merger with Underwood Memorial
Working with Comcast to enable “complete redundancy”
Importance of board support