Spencer Hamons, CIO & COO, Taos Health Systems, Chapter 1

Spencer Hamons, CIO & COO, Taos Health Systems

About Taos Health
Meditech Magic since the mid-90s
athenahealth in the clinics
Taos’ “very active” PHO
Eyeing population health — “We’re going to have to be frontrunners.”
Infrastructure challenges & Internet outages
“Everybody wants to sell you on a cloud-based system.”


Daniel Nigrin, CIO & SVP of IS, Boston Children’s Hospital, Chapter 1

Daniel Nigrin, CIO & Senior VP of IS, Children's Hospital Boston

About Boston Children’s
Collaboration in Boston’s “Nexus of IT”
Being a Cerner/Epic shop — “We have a pretty nice flow of data back and forth”
From a self-developed system to commercial platform — “The expense was just not going to be sustainable”
Room for customization
Leveraging Cerner’s experience with pediatrics


Arthur Crowe, VP of Support Services & CIO, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Chapter 1

Arthur Crowe, VP of Support Services & CIO, Peconic Bay Medical Center

Peconic Bay’s growth from community hospital to health system
Upgrading to Siemens Soarian
Making “a leap of faith” with vendors
IT as an investment strategy — not just fixer of what’s broken
Weekly forums to improve clinician satisfaction — “They can go elsewhere.”
Partnering with LG on Zero Client devices


Scott Mash, CIO, O’Bleness Health System, Chapter 1

Scott Mash, CIO, O'Bleness Health System

About O’Bleness
Merging with Ohio Health
Implementing McKesson Paragon, but eyeing Epic down the road
Accelerated tracks for MU 1&2
Third CIO to lead the EHR initiative — “I was looking for a challenge.”
Leaning on vendors
Playing catchup — “We didn’t have a wireless network.”


The Best Alternative To A Negotiated Agreement

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

In negotiations, there is a concept known as the “best alternative to a negotiated agreement” (BATNA). The concept was first described in a book called “Getting to Yes” published in 1981 by researchers at Harvard Law School. In a nutshell, BATNA refers to the situation that remains if current negotiations fail; that is, what are […]