Interoperability: A Passion To Get It Right

The 2015 KLAS interoperability research did a great deal to dispel misperceptions and rumors and bring to light how individual vendors are performing, says Kent Gale. But it wouldn’t have been possible without a handful of “passionate industry leaders.”

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Interoperability Idol: Sizing Up The EHR Talent

When providers took to their ballots to vote for the easiest and most difficult vendors to connect with when sharing outside patient data, how did some of the big players rank? Kent Gale of KLAS shares some interesting results.

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Ken Lawonn, SVP & CIO, Sharp HealthCare, Chapter 1

About Sharp HealthCare
Hospitals on Cerner, practices on Allscripts
Leveraging dbMotion’s HIE to present “an integrated view.”
Internally developed data warehouse
Short-term & long-term costs of a single-vendor approach
Predictive analytics — “You’ve got to be able to capture that data.”

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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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