George Hickman, EVP & CIO, Albany Medical Center, Chapter 2

George 'Buddy' Hickman, EVP/CIO, Albany Medical Center

Playing “the giving back role” as a reference site
Serving on the MedAllies board
Connectivity standards — “We’re seeing the march continue”
Pilot for ONC direct standard in 2009
“Heroic effort” required to meet MU
Patient engagement in acute vs ambulatory


Joel Taylor, SVP & CIO, CarePoint Health System, Chapter 2

Joel Taylor, SVP & CIO, CarePoint Health System

3 steps to coordinated care
Attesting to MU 2
Engaging with elderly patients — “It’s a struggle.”
Waiting on HIEs and ACOs — “There are a lot of decisions to be made before going down that path.”
IT staff of 130
Leadership strategy – “Hire the right people.”


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”