Making Sense Of CommonWell: What Can Users Expect?

Three years after the big announcement, what do vendors and providers realistically expect from the CommonWell Health Alliance, and what still needs to happen? Kent Gale discussess KLAS’ findings.

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Edith Dees, President & CEO, CAPSYN (Former Longtime CIO), Chapter 1

Consulting after 20+ years as CIO
Reflecting on 10 years at Holy Spirit
Chance to redefine the CIO role — “It was love at first sight.”
Visible leadership & accountability
Change management strategy — “This is what’s going to happen”
Staff education curriculum
“It was a night-and-day satisfier.”

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The Best Blogs Of 2015

Although mergers and acquisitions, career advancement, and the changing payment models were all popular topics in 2015, our countdown of the top blogs shows that the biggest draw for readers was an Epic comparison.

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Mark Kilborn, CIO, Springhill Medical Center, Chapter 2

Docs pushing for CPOE — “That tells me they’ve embraced technology”
Going live with Allscripts in 2004 (pushed back by a hurricane)
“Workflows have changed dramatically.”
Keeping clinicians “happy”
Outsourced IT department — “My job is to be CIO.”
IT as a “diving buddy check”
Honesty in vendor-client relationships

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Mark Kilborn, CIO, Springhill Medical Center, Chapter 1

About Springhill MC — “It is a competitive market.”
Being a showcase for Allscripts
Working with developers to “maximize efficiency”
HIMSS Stage 7 — “You have to have all hands on deck.”
Shared best practices
Convincing docs to go electronic — “That’s a tough pill to swallow.”

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