Being CIO at a critical access hospital is more than just dealing with a tighter budget; it’s being willing to get your hands dirty and help out where it’s needed, says Jake Dorst.
Sometimes innovation doesn’t have to involve machine learning, Hadoop, or any other buzzwords, says CIO Jake Dorst, who believes the focus should be on solving problems in a practical way.
A large, Midwestern health system may not have been the obvious choice to host Epic at Tahoe Forest, but it quickly became clear it was the best option, says CIO Jake Dorst, who talks about his organization’s EHR journey.
Population health on the radar
Total patient revenue — “a beta test”
Working with VPS to reduce vendor prices
“IT folks aren’t natural-born negotiators”
Nutanix’s converged infrastructure — “No more forklift upgrades”
Educating the staff on vendor management
Learning from the past
Forced innovation — “We cobbled together products that are now being sold as one”
Trust but verify
“I’m in the right spot at the right time.”
Pursuing an MBA
Building a CIO network