Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine, Chapter 3

Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine

The balancing act of innovation & day-to-day tasks
Creating “the healthcare organization of the future”
Recruiting analysts from outside health IT
14 years at U of C
The role that was “too good to pass up”
Opportunities for today’s CIOs
“The learning doesn’t end.”

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Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine, Chapter 2

Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine

“Significant capital investments” in analytics
Updated IS strategic plan
Data highway — “It’s not enough just to be able to interface systems.”
Becoming an event-driven organization
Urban Health Initiative
MU 2 – “It’s a big lift.”
Watching and waiting with ACOs

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Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine, Chapter 1

Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine

About University of Chicago Medicine
Phoenix Project: multi-year Epic implementation
Phased approach vs big bang
“You’re often stuck in a hybrid environment between systems.”
Focus on optimization
Closed staff model
Bench to bedside research: “It really is a team sport.”

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Rick Skinner, Chief Information and Technology Officer, UVA Health System, Chapter 2

Rick Skinner, Chief Information and Technology Officer, Univ. Virginia Health System

Big plans for big data
“It’s starting to bear fruit”
Predictive analytics in the NICU
UVA’s Data Sciences Institute
Starting an ACO to “transform the way we operate across the board”
Acquiring Culpeper Regional
ConnectVA & Epic Care Everywhere

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Rick Skinner, Chief Information and Technology Officer, UVA Health System, Chapter 1

Rick Skinner, Chief Information and Technology Officer, Univ. Virginia Health System

About UVA Health
Epic in hospital & clinics
Reaching out to Epic to help optimize systems — “There’s a community involved here.”
Physician builders & associate CMIOs
40K MyChart users
“It has to provide value to the patient.”

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