Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine, Chapter 2

Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine

“Significant capital investments” in analytics
Updated IS strategic plan
Data highway — “It’s not enough just to be able to interface systems.”
Becoming an event-driven organization
Urban Health Initiative
MU 2 – “It’s a big lift.”
Watching and waiting with ACOs


CHIME: Final Rule Jeopardizes Future Of MU

Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME

When CMS and ONC published the final rule last week granting additional flexibility for meeting Meaningful Use requirements in 2014, they failed to address a major issue, according to CHIME. The final rule will extend Stage 2 through 2016 for certain providers, and will push back Stage 3 until 2017. It will also grant providers […]


The Meaningful Use Stage 2 Finish Line

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

Hospitals across the country have until September 30 to complete their 2014 reporting period for Meaningful Use Stage 2. Recently, Ashish Jha and Julia Adler-Milstein published important articles in Health Affairs about the current state of EHRs  and Health Information Exchange. What can we learn about the status of Meaningful Use Stage 2 across the country? […]


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.”