Jennifer Laughlin Mueller, CIO, Watertown Regional Medical Center, Chapter 1

About Watertown Regional MC
Affiliating with LifePoint — “We’re trying to feel our way through the transition.”
Upgrading to Meditech C/S 5.6.7 for “more functionality.”
Optimization visits
Establishing governance structure & processes
Physician IT advisor as a “liaison”

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

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

*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

*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

*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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