Theresa Meadows, SVP & CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System, Chapter 1

Theresa Meadows, SVP/CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System

About Cook Children’s
Focus on ambulatory growth — “It’s critical to our overall system strategy.”
Meditech in hospital, athenahealth in physician practices
Upgrading to Meditech 6.1
Enabling mobility — “Clinicians are always in motion.”
Telehealth pilot
MU reporting metrics — “They’re still mostly very adult-driven.”

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What Is Interoperability Anyway?

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

One of my most memorable experiences as an IT leader was working with a dissatisfied customer. I asked what requirements were unmet, what features were priorities, and what future state was desired. The answer was, “I’m not sure, but I know I’m not getting what I need.” The use of the term interoperability is being […]

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Interoperability And The Trough Of Disillusionment

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

Every technology has an adoption journey. The classic Gartner Hype curve travels from a Technology Trigger to the Peak of Inflated Expectations followed by the Trough of Disillusionment. It often takes years before organizations reach the Slope of Enlightenment and finally achieve a Plateau of Productivity. Have you noticed that Congress and the popular press […]

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Anne Lara, CIO, Union Hospital of Cecil County, Chapter 3

Anne Lara, CIO, Union Hospital of Cecil County

Big concern: infrastructure
“I need to make sure my data is backed up and available.”
Securing wireless devices
Recognizing IT’s “unsung heroes”
Creating opportunities for staff to “shine and grow”
MU: “It’s taking the industry to a place it wouldn’t have gone.”
Population health & “Comparing apples to apples”

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Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME, Chapter 1

Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME

Modified MU requirements — “It’s a recognition of where we are in the process.”
Reaching the halfway point
“Occasionally you need to make small course corrections to stay on track.”
Need for ‘enforceable’ standards — “It’s a cornerstone”
ONC’s leadership exodus
Hiring of CIO Mike McCoy — “We’re excited about having people who lived in the trenches.”

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