Ken Lawonn, SVP & CIO, Sharp HealthCare, Chapter 3

13 years with Alegent Health
Epic selection process
Learning the business during M&A — “It helped me to be better leader.”
National standardization vs local integration
Filling Bill Spooner’s shoes — “Could I really continue to build on the legacy?”
Learn and understand first

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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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Maine Event: How A New Leadership Philosophy Helped Drive An Epic Turnaround

At MaineHealth, the key to getting an Epic implementation back on track was to create a shared vision – a task that required a major shift in the leadership philosophy and a bold investment.

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Can EHR Systems Speak To Each Other If Vendors Don’t?

A key finding from the KLAS Summit? Interoperability must start with EMR vendors, and that process must include providers as partners in ensuring the successful exchange of patient data, says Kent Gale.

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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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