Merging cultures is never easy, but the process can be made somewhat smoother by focusing more on the ‘why’ than on the ‘how,’ says Laishy Williams-Carlson, who talks about the challenges Bon Secours faces with constant growth.
If a new Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital was going to succeed where its predecessor failed, it would mean a willingness to leverage technology and extend care outside of the four walls, says Sajid Ahmed.
At Citizens Memorial, the key to bringing independent practices into the system has been flexibility, says CIO Denni McColm, who says the decision to “meet physicians where they want to be met” has paid dividends.
About Faith Regional
Being independent — “From an IT perspective, it’s incredible.”
Soarian in the hospital, NextGen in clinics
EHR evaluation process in Q1 2016 — “We’re exploring our options.”
Data flow between hospital & clinics
Biggest MU 2 hurdles
Leveraging MobileMD to hit thresholds
About Firelands Regional
Meditech 5.6.6 in acute, eClinicalWorks in practices
Looking to layer on analytics
Patient engagement struggles
MU final rule delays — “We just don’t have enough time to recover.”
Bracing for ICD-10
Ripping out the core EHR — “We’re going to have to be able to do more advanced analytics.”