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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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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