Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME, Chapter 1

Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME

Thoughts on MU final rule
“Let’s just create a little flexibility.”
Addressing AHIMA
Patient identifiers — “It’s going to take some revolutionary action.”
Interoperability timelines
IT staff burnout
“We cannot adapt to this much change as fast as we can deploy the technology.”


Rick Follett, CIO, Good Samaritan Health System, Chapter 3

Rick Follett, CIO, Good Samaritan Health System

Career path twists and turns
From Good Sam to consulting and back
“When you’re a CIO, you’re an owner.”
Benefits of CHIME — “As we help each other, we improve the profession.”
The pace of MU
“It’s still the number one thing on the minds of CIOs.”


The Standards Committee Work Ahead

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

On October 15, the Policy Committee and Standards Committee will meet to review the draft interoperability roadmap that will guide our work in the post Meaningful Use era. The draft to be presented is a work in process and will be iteratively improved over the next 4 months with multi-stakeholder input. Clarifying the Modern Healthcare story, […]


Michael Martz, CIO, Meadville Medical Center, Chapter 2

Michael Martz, CIO, Meadville Medical Center

Thoughts on MU — “It’s given us better information on the patient.”
Using health coaches
Meds reconciliation — “It was wrong about 98 percent of the time”
Reducing readmissions & ED visits
Standalone hospital in a large IDN world
Being a “major economic force” in the area


Bernie Clement, CIO, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, Chapter 1

Bernie Clement, CIO, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

About Thibodaux Regional
Meditech in the hospital, eClinicalWorks in clinics
MU as “a key driver”
CPOE steering committee
Focus on physician engagement — “They want to understand why we’re changing something.”
Data analytics with Health Catalyst