Jennifer Laughlin Mueller, CIO, Watertown Regional Medical Center, Chapter 2

Challenge with 5 percent rule
Early MU adopter — “It served us well participating in it.”
WISHIN “as a hub and spoke”
2-factor authentication for remote users
“We want to make sure we’re protecting patient information.”
17 years at Watertown Regional — “I just kept getting more opportunities.”

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Brian Sterud, VP of IT & CIO, Faith Regional Health Services, Chapter 2

The “Holy Grail” for portals
Security & the industry-wide “Sense of urgency”
External penetration tests & internal threat tests
Security committee with cross-section representation
“We have the platform to have the discussions that we need to have.”
Having a CEO who “gets it.”
MU 2 attestation with providers

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Brian Sterud, VP of IT & CIO, Faith Regional Health Services, Chapter 1

About Faith Regional
Being independent — “From an IT perspective, it’s incredible.”
Soarian in the hospital, NextGen in clinics
EHR evaluation process in Q1 2016 — “We’re exploring our options.”
Data flow between hospital & clinics
Biggest MU 2 hurdles
Leveraging MobileMD to hit thresholds

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Breaking Down The Meaningful Use Final Rule

I’ve been asked to summarize the 752-page CMS Meaningful Use Final Rule. Note that although it is a final rule, it has a 60-day comment period, so there is still is an opportunity to modify some of the criteria. It contains revisions to Meaningful Use Stage 2, such as reducing the reporting period for 2015 […]

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Mike Canfield, VP of Operations & CIO, Firelands Regional Medical Center, Chapter 1

About Firelands Regional
Meditech 5.6.6 in acute, eClinicalWorks in practices
Looking to layer on analytics
Patient engagement struggles
MU final rule delays — “We just don’t have enough time to recover.”
Bracing for ICD-10
Ripping out the core EHR — “We’re going to have to be able to do more advanced analytics.”

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