Mark Zirkelbach, CIO, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Chapter 1

Mark Zirkelbach, CIO, Loma Linda University Medical Center

About Loma Linda
Vision 2020 & the focus on wellness
IT planning for new hospitals
Post-implementation optimization
Going live with 5 hospitals in 1 day — “It was a lot of moving parts.”
“We knew it would be more difficult… but we decided it was the best thing.”
The slippery slope of configuration changes

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Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME, Chapter 1

Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME

Thoughts on MU final rule
“Let’s just create a little flexibility.”
Addressing AHIMA
Patient identifiers — “It’s going to take some revolutionary action.”
Interoperability timelines
IT staff burnout
“We cannot adapt to this much change as fast as we can deploy the technology.”

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Rick Follett, CIO, Good Samaritan Health System, Chapter 3

Rick Follett, CIO, Good Samaritan Health System

Career path twists and turns
From Good Sam to consulting and back
“When you’re a CIO, you’re an owner.”
Benefits of CHIME — “As we help each other, we improve the profession.”
The pace of MU
“It’s still the number one thing on the minds of CIOs.”

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Admit It, We’re Lost

Christopher Walden, Director of IS, Health First (former CIO, HealthAlliance) Hospital

Are you sure you know where we are? I feel like we are going in circles. That building over there sure looks familiar. I am certain I have seen that man standing over there by the lamp post before. Yeah, yeah I know where we are, the house is just around that bend, I am […]

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A Walk In The Park

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

It was one of those jaw-dropping moments. One that I couldn’t believe had actually happened, no matter how many times I watched the highlights. It was Game 4 of the 2013 World Series. The Cardinals, who held a 2-1 series lead over the Red Sox, were threatening to run away with it. Although they were […]

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