Making Sense Out Of The 2015 EHR Certification Criteria

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

There’s nothing like a crisp New England winter evening, a roaring fire, a cup of cider, and a 242 page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to fill your Friday night. I’ve summarized the preamble and all 50 criteria to save you time as you consider the proposals during the 60-day comment period. Note that no vendor needs […]

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Arthur Crowe, VP of Support Services & CIO, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Chapter 3

Arthur Crowe, VP of Support Services & CIO, Peconic Bay Medical Center

MU & ICD-10 — “The process never ends”
IT’s role in strategic planning
Background in radiology/PACS
Creating the CIO position — “If someone isn’t steering the ship, you can run aground.”
Tried-and-true systems vs cutting-edge products
Playing golf to “stay focused”

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Arthur Crowe, VP of Support Services & CIO, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Chapter 2

Arthur Crowe, VP of Support Services & CIO, Peconic Bay Medical Center

Challenges with device security
The “easy win” of guest wireless
Customizing NextGen for docs
Nearly delaying MU 1 — “Taking penalties is not a popular subject”
Diving and conquering big projects
Frequent team meetings
CEO support — “It’s definitely a shot in the arm.”

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Scott Mash, CIO, O’Bleness Health System, Chapter 1

Scott Mash, CIO, O'Bleness Health System

About O’Bleness
Merging with Ohio Health
Implementing McKesson Paragon, but eyeing Epic down the road
Accelerated tracks for MU 1&2
Third CIO to lead the EHR initiative — “I was looking for a challenge.”
Leaning on vendors
Playing catchup — “We didn’t have a wireless network.”

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Bill Neil, VP & CIO, Indian River Medical Center, Chapter 1

Bill Neil, VP/CIO, Indian River Medical Center

About Indian River
Seasonal volumes & heavy Medicare/Medicaid population
Strategically scheduling IT projects
Rolling out an EHR roadmap
eClinicalWorks in practices & urgent care clinics
Going with Paragon — “We made that leap of faith”
“Infrequent admitters”

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