Ken Gilles, Associate CIO, Essentia Health, Chapter 2

Ken Gilles, CIO, West Region, and Associate Corporate CIO, Essentia Health

Making “big leaps” in telehealth
Pioneer ACO
‘Epic First’ strategy
Focus on analytics — “You have to be able to measure to improve.”
Leveraging data to prevent leakage
The tipping point of software development
Fostering innovation — ‘We can help you.’

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Mark Zirkelbach, CIO, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Chapter 1

Mark Zirkelbach, CIO, Loma Linda University Medical Center

About Loma Linda
Vision 2020 & the focus on wellness
IT planning for new hospitals
Post-implementation optimization
Going live with 5 hospitals in 1 day — “It was a lot of moving parts.”
“We knew it would be more difficult… but we decided it was the best thing.”
The slippery slope of configuration changes

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Ken Gilles, Associate CIO, Essentia Health, Chapter 1

Ken Gilles, CIO, West Region, and Associate Corporate CIO, Essentia Health

About Essentia Health & the West Region
5 systems in 5 hospitals
The Epic journey from “organized chaos” to “science”
Community Connect
Beyond post-implementation optimization
Essentia’s Clinical Informatics Committee
Avoiding the “IS black hole”

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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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