Getting It Done: IT’s Role In Patient Engagement

Joey Hobbs, CIO, Community Hospital Anderson

The beginning of my career in healthcare had nothing to do with helping patients; it was simply a way to pay bills during college. After high school, I was lucky enough to land jobs working in the storeroom in the winter and mowing lawns in the summer; my plan was to earn my Associates Degree, […]


Frank Fear, VP & CIO, Memorial Healthcare, Chapter 3

Frank Fear, VP & CIO, Memorial Healthcare

Selling “lukewarm” docs on portals
Relying on physician leaders — “That’s where you make progress.”
A “shift” in patient engagement
Memorial’s innovative culture
CIO’s role as motivator
Independent, but with strong affiliations — “We’ve made really strategic partnerships.”


Stage 2 Extension Met With Mixed Reviews

Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME

After several months of speculation — and requests from myriad organizations — it was announced Friday that the Meaningful Use Stage 2 deadline would be extended by one year. The move is intended to allow CMS and ONC to focus efforts on the successful implementation of the enhanced patient engagement, interoperability and HIE requirements in […]


Bill Neil, VP & CIO, Indian River Medical Center, Chapter 2

Bill Neil, VP/CIO, Indian River Medical Center

Imprivata SSO
Revising the roadmap
IRMC’s “Heart and lung transplant”
Fine-tuning Paragon
Marketing to patients in the practice setting
Preparing for MU audits — “We’ve documented everything very well.”
No plans for M&A


Mitzi Cardenas, SVP & CIO, Truman Medical Centers, Chapter 2

Mitzi Cardenas, SVP of Strategy, Business Development and Performance Integration & CIO, Truman Medical Centers

Keeping ACOs local
Partnering with payers
“Thinking outside the bed” with community outreach programs
Mobile markets & food desserts
“Getting to the core of chronic diseases”
LACIE & MO Health Connection
Demonstrating the benefits of IT — “It’s not just checking a box.”