Steve Stanic, VP & CIO, Mississippi Baptist Health System, Chapter 2

Steve Stanic, VP & CIO, Mississippi Baptist Health System

Patient portals — “The toughest measure to hit.”
His team’s 5-point engagement strategy
Shifting responsibilities
Mississippi Affiliated Network
“We needed a strategy so we’re not always at the mercy of Medicare or Blue Cross.”
Improving throughput — “That’s the name of the game now.”


Bring A Laptop To Your Next Doctor’s Appointment

Dale Sanders, SVP for Strategy, Health Catalyst (former CIO, Cayman Islands HSA)

When I started teaching at Northwestern in 2005, it had been a quite a few years since I’d been in an academic setting for anything other than guest lectures. In the time that had expired towards 2005, the students all had laptops and the classrooms had WiFi. I thought the student were taking notes and […]


Don’t Get Taken For A Ride

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief,

“Two please,” I said to the girl operating the merry-go-round as I handed her a $20 bill. “Tokens only,” she said, pointing to a massive vending machine that looked more suited to dispense kegs than tokens. I moved out of line and over to the machine, attempting to figure out the necessary transaction before all […]


Theresa Meadows, SVP & CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System, Chapter 2

Theresa Meadows, SVP/CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System

Pediatric EHRs & the functionality gap
Partnering with athenahealth & Meditech
“We really worked hand-in-hand to build that pediatric functionality.”
Challenges with dosing, growth charts & vaccine schedules
Harnessing the power of texting
Innovation in focus — “If we lose sight, nobody will have their eye on the ball.”


CHIME: MU Stage 3 Is “Unworkable”

Chuck Christian, VP/Technology & Engagement, Indiana Health Information Exchange

In comments submitted to CMS, CHIME expressed concern that Meaningful Use stage 3 is “too ambitious” and called for several key changes, including a 90-day reporting period for the first year of compliance. “With so few providers having demonstrated Stage 2 capabilities, we question the underlying feasibility of many requirements and question the logic of building […]