Dan Waltz, VP & CIO, MidMichigan Health, Chapter 1

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About MidMichgan Health
Affiliating with University of Michigan Health System to “share our strengths.”
Allscripts in practices, Cerner in hospitals
Outsourcing to Cerner
“We’re looking at various ways to centralize most of the services.”
HIE mergers
Getting docs on board with data exchange

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Jeff Young, CIO, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Chapter 2

Jeff Young, CIO, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

EHR-infusion pump interoperability
Partnering with Cerner & CareFusion to “create a safety net around high-risk meds.”
Dosing concerns with pediatric patients — “We’re hyper-diligent about this.”
Showing concrete metrics
Being an innovative organization — “There’s a level of excitement.”
Training staff in CAC & dual-coding

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Tressa Springmann, VP & CIO, LifeBridge Health, Chapter 3

Tressa Springmann, VP & CIO, LifeBridge Health

The EMR shoehorn effect
Population health tools — “They’re not all apples to apples.”
ACOs & geographical attribution
Staying the course
Being the new CIO — “‘Because I said so’ doesn’t work.”
More like water over a rock than a splash
Using fear as a motivator

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Tressa Springmann, VP & CIO, LifeBridge Health, Chapter 2

Tressa Springmann, VP & CIO, LifeBridge Health

Bringing practices into the fold — “It’s a mutual win or loss.”
Starting the 90-day MU reporting period
Portal challenges — “We haven’t come up with the sweet sauce.”
“The real new frontier” with data exchange
Tracking readmissions across the state
The burden of federal mandates

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Tressa Springmann, VP & CIO, LifeBridge Health, Chapter 1

Tressa Springmann, VP & CIO, LifeBridge Health

About LifeBridge
Cerner in hospitals & practices, best-of-breed in ambulatory
Maryland’s fixed payment system
“Forced population health without attrition”
Shared best practices through CRISP
Strategy in rolling out Cerner to practices — “There’s a lot of credence to sitting on the sidelines for a few years.”

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