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.”


Kevin Groskreutz, Division CIO, Hospital Sisters Health System, Chapter 3

Kevin Groskreutz, Division CIO, Ancillary Systems, Hospital Sisters Health System

From IT manager to Division CIO
HSHS’ transformation — “It has become a lot more transparent.”
Consolidating IT services to enable “high capacity, high availability”
Thinking like a for-profit
MU — A step in the right direction, but “implementation was challenging.”
Evolution of patient engagement
“It’s enough to keep me busy for the next 20 years.”


Gene Thomas, VP & CIO, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, Chapter 2

Gene Thomas, VP & CIO, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport

The evolving CIO role
“Analytics is not the answer; it’s a large part of the answer.”
Data-driven decision making
Selling the board on analytics — “It’s important to build consensus.”
The CIO’s many hats
Portal adoption is “fundamental and pivotal in terms of population management.”
Learning from Google, Apple & Walmart


Sheri Rawlings, CIO, San Juan Regional Medical Center, Chapter 2

Sheri Rawlings, CIO, San Juan Regional Medical Center

GE Centricity in owned practices
Clinicians in the driver’s seat — “I allowed and encouraged them to make the selection.”
IT as consultants, not owners
Lack of ROI in HIEs
Patient engagement obstacles
“We never intended to chase the dollar.”
Thoughts on MU – “I don’t think it achieved near what they thought it would.”


A First Look At The Interoperability Roadmap

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

On Thursday, CMS announced their intent to update the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs for 2015 and beyond, reducing the reporting burden on providers while supporting the long term goals of the program. On Friday, ONC released the Interoperability Roadmap and the Standards Advisory. A busy week. What does it all […]