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


KLAS: Epic, Cerner Ride the Buying Wave While Others Struggle to Stay Afloat

Colin Buckley, Strategic Operations Director, KLAS

As organizations shift their focus to the next three to five years, a significant number are looking to replace their existing acute care EMR systems. But for vendors looking to land new clients, the news isn’t good, as the majority of those looking to make a move already have a specific platform in mind, according […]


Mitzi Cardenas, SVP & CIO, Truman Medical Centers, Chapter 2

Mitzi Cardenas, SVP of Strategy, Business Development and Performance Integration & CIO, Truman Medical Centers

Keeping ACOs local
Partnering with payers
“Thinking outside the bed” with community outreach programs
Mobile markets & food desserts
“Getting to the core of chronic diseases”
LACIE & MO Health Connection
Demonstrating the benefits of IT — “It’s not just checking a box.”


Mitzi Cardenas, SVP & CIO, Truman Medical Centers, Chapter 1

About Truman MC
Cerner in acute & ambulatory
Behavioral health in PC clinics — “Treating the whole patient”
Making healthcare more “user-friendly”
Recruiting docs to increase patient engagement
MU as a barometer


KLAS: Third-Party Portals Getting Locked Out By MU 2

Mark Allphin, Senior Research Director, KLAS Enterprises

Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements are pushing patient portals to the top of the CIO’s priority list — particularly EMR vendor products that offer increased interoperability, according to new data from KLAS. In the report, a large majority (84 percent) of providers identified EMR integration as their primary portal selection criterion, while compatibility with other […]