Fernando Martinez, SVP & CIO, Parkland Hospital & Health System, Chapter 1

Fernando Martinez, SVP & CIO, Parkland Hospital & Health System

About Parkland
“Primarily an Epic shop”
Attesting to MU stage 2
Safety net hospitals & care transitions
Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI)
Reducing readmissions using predictive analytics
Focus on innovation — “I feel very privileged to be here.”

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The Idiot’s Guide to Drastically Reducing Readmissions

Paul Roemer, CEO, Pale Rhino Consulting

Problems fall into two boxes; easy and difficult. An easy problem to solve is “Do you want fries with your order?” A more complex problem, one I faced two weeks ago, was helping my daughter buy a dress for the eighth-grade dance. I have some experience buying clothes, some experience going to dances, and even some […]

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Can You Decrease Readmissions By 50 Percent?

Paul Roemer, CEO, Pale Rhino Consulting

The June 10, 2014 issue of Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) featured the article, ‘Technology is the key to patient engagement at the individual level.’ It is worth reading. It got me wondering about how we define engagement, wondering about engaging patients, and about engaged patients. I think engaged patients are the result of different […]

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Tressa Springmann, VP & CIO, LifeBridge Health, Chapter 2

Tressa Springmann, VP & CIO, LifeBridge Health

Bringing practices into the fold — “It’s a mutual win or loss.”
Starting the 90-day MU reporting period
Portal challenges — “We haven’t come up with the sweet sauce.”
“The real new frontier” with data exchange
Tracking readmissions across the state
The burden of federal mandates

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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

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