Mitchel Krieger, Associate CIO, Cleveland Clinic, Chapter 2

Mitchel Krieger, MD, Associate CIO, Cleveland Clinic

EHR consulting
Biggest challenges with MU 2
Change management — “It needs to be done by the people most closely aligned with the caregivers.”
Staffing up
Collaborating with Dell
Expanding through partnerships


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

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

About Parkland
“Primarily an Epic shop”
Attesting to MU stage 2
Safety net hospitals & care transitions
Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI)
Reducing readmissions using predictive analytics
Focus on innovation — “I feel very privileged to be here.”


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


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.”


When Silence Speaks Volumes

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief,

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 […]


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