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.”


HIMSS Analytics: Mobile Device Use Rising, But Doubters Remain

Smartphones and laptop use in hospitals is growing, says HIMSS Analytics.

Mobile devices continue to dominate the healthcare space, according to the latest HIMSS Analytics Essentials Brief, which found that the both the number of hospitals using smartphones and tablets and the number of devices deployed throughout healthcare organizations have increased steadily over the past few years. In the survey, which included responses from 139 clinicians, […]


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.”


Anne Lara, CIO, Union Hospital of Cecil County, Chapter 2

Anne Lara, RN, CIO, Union Hospital of Cecil County

Securing mobile devices — “PHI has become quite the commodity.”
ICD-10 taskforce
eCare with University of Maryland
Partnering with AT&T for remote monitoring
ROI & patient outcomes — “You have to look at things differently.”
From bedside oncology nurse to CIO


Steve Shirley, VP of IT & CIO, Parkview Medical Center, Chapter 1

Steve Shirley, VP of IT & CIO, Parkview Medical Center

About Parkview
Pueblo’s “challenging” payer mix
Migrating from Meditech Magic to 6.0
Bridging the gap between clinical & IT
From 9 servers to 61
Eliminating the nursing tool belt