Fernando Martinez, SVP & CIO, Parkland Hospital & Health System, Chapter 1

Fernando Martinez, SVP & CIO, Parkland Hospital & Health System

About Parkland Hospital & Health System
“Primarily an Epic shop”
Attesting to MU stage 2
Safety net hospitals & care transitions
Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI)
“Substantial drop in readmissions” using analytics software in-house
Focus on innovation — “I feel very privileged to be here.”

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Dan Waltz, VP & CIO, MidMichigan Health, Chapter 2

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ACO work with University of Michigan
MU 2 struggles
Creating governance committees
Physician frustrations — “You’ve got to let them vent, and you can’t take it personally.”
From U-Mich to MidMichigan
Coveting the CIO role — “I felt I had something to offer.”

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When Silence Speaks Volumes

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

On Tuesday evening, what at first appeared to be the long-hoped-for flexibility in attesting to Meaningful Use Stage 2 was proposed by CMS. Since I am no expert on the program — which was complex to begin with and gets ever more so with every attempt to inject flexibility — I will refer to a […]

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Jeff Pearson, VP & CIO, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, Chapter 2

Jeff Pearson, VP & CIO, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals & Clinics

From hybrid systems to an integrated EHR
Stepping into an Epic rollout — “It didn’t scare me away.”
Importance of a strong leadership team
Reshuffling priorities after ICD-10
MU Stage 1.5
Success with MyChart

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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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