Kim Ligon, CIO, DCH Health System, Discusses Her CHIME Member-To-Member Survey On IT Steering Committees, Chapter 1

Kim Ligon, CIO, DCH Health System

Running a Meditech Magic 5.64/LSS shop
Hospital/physician practice integration, HIE
Looking to the states to facilitate integration
The final frontier — inpatient CPOE
Going 6.0 someday?

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Heath Bell, CIO, KishHealth System, Chapter 1

Heath Bell, CIO, KishHealth System

*Getting into the practice ownership business
*Communicating why integrating EMRs isn’t plug and play
*No Stark … yet
*Developing an ambulatory EMR strategy
*Going from three (NextGen, GE Centricity, LSS) to one — “Long term, having three EMRs is not going to function well for us”

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Charles Colander, VP/CIO, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, Chapter 1

Charles Colander, VP/CIO, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare

*Moving to a new building
*A Meditech C/S 5.6 shop (“6.0 is not on our horizon at this point”)
*NextGen in the owned practices (Phytel layered on top)
*eClinicalWorks in the mix
*No LSS? “I think the industry’s spoken on that one”

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Michele Zeigler, VP IS/CIO, Summit Health, Chapter 1

Michele Zeigler, VP IS/CIO, Summit Health, Chapter 1

*Embracing the affiliated physicians
*Running a Meditech C/S 5.6.4 shop — no plans for 6.0
*Implementing service packs
*Meditech’s service — “Their ability to open a ticket and track its progress is probably the best that I’ve seen”
*Physician engagement strategies

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KLAS: Ambulatory Practices Overconfident in MU Readiness

Practices May Be Too Optimistic on MU Readiness

Although nearly 80 percent of ambulatory providers that have purchased an EMR are confident they will qualify for meaningful use (MU) in 2011, a closer look at what functionalities have actually been implemented reveals most still have significant holes to fill, according to a KLAS report, Ambulatory EMR: A KLAS Guide to Meaningful Use Success. […]

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