What’s Next? Strategic Planning For FY16

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

As we gather together stakeholders for strategic planning of next year’s priorities, what are we hearing and what we have learned? Clinicians are overwhelmed by the current demands of Meaningful Use, hundreds of quality measures, population health, care management, and patient/family engagement. All of these are good ideas individually, but the sum of their requirements […]

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Gary Barnes, CIO, Medical Center Health System, Chapter 3

Gary Barnes, CIO, Medical Center Health System

MU as a catalyst—“It has forced us to go to a whole new level.”
Analytics & decision support department
Goal: consistency throughout the organization
CIO role — “There’s a lot more to the position than IT.”
Physician engagement — “It’s a give and take.”
Working on the CHCIO certification process
“It keeps me learning.”

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Breaking The Cycle Of Negativity

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

In my various state, federal, and international roles, I interact with a large number of policy makers from the executive and legislative branches of government. I testify to them, write policy papers, and call their support staff frequently. At the moment in our society, there tends to be a general proclivity to be a criticizer […]

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Steve Stanic, VP & CIO, Mississippi Baptist Health System, Chapter 3

Steve Stanic, VP & CIO, Mississippi Baptist Health System

Career path — From CIO to Perot to CIO
“I like to figure out the problem and be part of working to get it resolved.”
MBHS’ “strong commitment to technology”
Recruiting challenges
Rapidly changing HIT industry
Thoughts on MU — “I like the spirit of the law.”
Weighing the pros and cons

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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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