Rick Allen, CIO, Southern Regional Medical Center, Chapter 3

Population health with Emory — “They’re able to access information much easier.”
Reducing readmissions with paramedicine
Meditech’s portal functionality — “It doesn’t fit our patient population.”
From outdated systems to being a Horizon development site
The mentor that “helped moderate” him
Being the new CIO — “It’s all about interacting with people. The strategy will come.”

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Randy Gaboriault, SVP & CIO, Christiana Care Health System, Chapter 2

Reporting/BI vs. true analytics
CMMI grant to reduce readmissions
“Healthcare is really underutilizing big data.”
The flawed approach to analytics
Embedded teams that “live, breathe and understand the problem.”
Fostering innovation
Time management challenge — “How do we flip-flop that?”

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Chronic Care Reinvented: Leveraging Paramedicine To Reduce Readmissions

Sometimes real change in health care comes not from innovating or redesigning existing models of care, but from considering a problem from a completely new point of view. One solution that fits this description and is currently gaining traction around the nation is Community Paramedicine, a care delivery model that leverages the untapped resource of […]

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Cletis Earle, VP & CIO, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Chapter 2

Consistent voice with community docs – “We all say the same thing.”
Patient alerts — “They’re starting to see the benefits.”
Building excitement around data analytics
Hudson Valley’s core initiative
Getting innovative with bus routes
Breaking down silos
“It’s trying to figure out, what can we do next?”

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Michael Martz, CIO, Meadville Medical Center, Chapter 2

Thoughts on MU — “It’s given us better information on the patient.”
Using health coaches
Meds reconciliation — “It was wrong about 98 percent of the time”
Reducing readmissions & ED visits
Standalone hospital in a large IDN world
Being a “major economic force” in the area

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