George Hickman, EVP & CIO, Albany Medical Center, Chapter 2

George 'Buddy' Hickman, EVP/CIO, Albany Medical Center

Playing “the giving back role” as a reference site
Serving on the MedAllies board
SHIN-NY (NY’s HIE)
Connectivity standards — “We’re seeing the march continue”
Pilot for ONC direct standard in 2009
“Heroic effort” required to meet MU
Patient engagement in acute vs ambulatory

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Patty Lavely, SVP & CIO, Gwinnett Health System, Chapter 1

Patty Lavely, SVP & CIO, Gwinnett Health System

About Gwinnett Health System
Navigating a major EHR selection process
Strong demo participation — “We’re trying to obtain as much input as possible.”
Acquiring primary care practices
Georgia’s HIE model — “A network of networks”
Challenges of attesting to MU 2 with Horizon

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Steve Stanic, VP & CIO, Mississippi Baptist Health System, Chapter 2

Steve Stanic, VP & CIO, Mississippi Baptist Health System

Patient portals — “The toughest measure to hit.”
His team’s 5-point engagement strategy
Shifting responsibilities
Mississippi Affiliated Network
“We needed a strategy so we’re not always at the mercy of Medicare or Blue Cross.”
Improving throughput — “That’s the name of the game now.”

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Ken Deans, VP & CIO, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Chapter 2

Ken Deans, VP & CIO, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center

Focus on analytics — “Information is what you need to focus on the running the business”
Enterprise 5-year IT strategic plan
“Each year you have to reassess it and be willing to move and change.”
Communication strategy
Timing of MU & Epic go-live
ICD-10 – “America is not prepared for it.”

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Ed Grogan, VP & CIO, Calvert Health System, Chapter 2

Ed Grogan, VP & CIO, Calvert Health System

NextGen’s community HIE
Attesting to MU 2 (acute in 2014, ambulatory in 2015)
Push & pull methods of data exchange
CRISP’s magic button to give docs “a broader scale of information.”
Patient-centered medical homes: “It’s not just high tech; it’s high touch.”
Maryland eCare
“We’re the mouse that roars”

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