Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME, Chapter 1

Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME

Thoughts on MU final rule
“Let’s just create a little flexibility.”
Addressing AHIMA
Patient identifiers — “It’s going to take some revolutionary action.”
Interoperability timelines
IT staff burnout
“We cannot adapt to this much change as fast as we can deploy the technology.”

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The Future Of Data Standards

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

In 2009, I wrote about The Genius of the AND  in thinking about the different standards requirements of “Blue Button” versus “transitions of care.” We accepted CCR and CCD for the first stage of Meaningful Use as a means of buying time to allow the CCDA to be more fully defined. In 2014, we’re faced with […]

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Survey: CIOs Say ACOs Great On Paper, But Not In Practice

ACOs Are Great On Paper, But Is That Enough?

When it comes to accountable care and other shared savings organizations, CIOs support the overall premise, but when it comes to application, it’s often a different story. In the August healthsystemCIO.com Snap Survey, nearly half (47 percent) of respondents said their organization is participating in an ACO and 13 percent are in the process of […]

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Stage 2 Extension Met With Mixed Reviews

Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME

After several months of speculation — and requests from myriad organizations — it was announced Friday that the Meaningful Use Stage 2 deadline would be extended by one year. The move is intended to allow CMS and ONC to focus efforts on the successful implementation of the enhanced patient engagement, interoperability and HIE requirements in […]

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Jeffrey Brown, CIO, Lawrence General Hospital, Chapter 3

Jeffrey Brown, CIO, Lawrence General Hospital

The “transformational” Mass HIway
Merrimack Valley’s single-node model
The MU 2 Bucket
Eyeing 100% CPOE adoption
Optimization steering committees
Starting CIO role as Paragon went live
“Boots on the ground”

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