Gene Thomas, VP & CIO, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, Chapter 2

Gene Thomas, VP & CIO, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport

The evolving CIO role
“Analytics is not the answer; it’s a large part of the answer.”
Data-driven decision making
Selling the board on analytics — “It’s important to build consensus.”
The CIO’s many hats
Portal adoption is “fundamental and pivotal in terms of population management.”
Learning from Google, Apple & Walmart

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Sheri Rawlings, CIO, San Juan Regional Medical Center, Chapter 2

Sheri Rawlings, CIO, San Juan Regional Medical Center

GE Centricity in owned practices
Clinicians in the driver’s seat — “I allowed and encouraged them to make the selection.”
IT as consultants, not owners
Lack of ROI in HIEs
Patient engagement obstacles
“We never intended to chase the dollar.”
Thoughts on MU – “I don’t think it achieved near what they thought it would.”

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A First Look At The Interoperability Roadmap

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

On Thursday, CMS announced their intent to update the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs for 2015 and beyond, reducing the reporting burden on providers while supporting the long term goals of the program. On Friday, ONC released the Interoperability Roadmap and the Standards Advisory. A busy week. What does it all […]

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Cletis Earle, VP & CIO, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Chapter 4

Cletis Earle, VP & CIO, St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital

Connected care with kiosks
Small organizations — “We’re able to do great things without jumping through hoops.”
MU “forcing the hand” of vendors & providers
“I’m okay with pushing the envelope.”
Patient portals
“This is an exciting time and everybody should be excited.”

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Finding Hope For Interoperability

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

As I travel across the country and listen to CIOs struggling with mandates from Meaningful Use to ICD-10 to the HIPAA Omnibus rule to the Affordable Care Act, I’m always looking for ways to reduce the burden on IT leaders. All have expressed frustration with the health information exchange (HIE) policies and technologies for care […]

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