A Reality Check

Now that it’s been established that there is no interoperability villain, it’s time to get some real answers, says Kent Gale, who discusses his thoughts on perception versus reality, and what KLAS has planned next.

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Interoperability & The Epic Gap Between Perception And Reality

Epic has been perceived to be the most difficult vendor to connect with — does that perception match reality, or is it another case of misinformation leading the way? Kent Gale of KLAS explores this big question.

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Interoperability And The Travel Agent Mentality

The gulf between what users expect in terms of interoperability and what is being delivered remains significant, but the good news is that vendors are taking steps in the right direction, says Kent Gale of KLAS.

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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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Mike Canfield, VP of Operations & CIO, Firelands Regional Medical Center, Chapter 1

About Firelands Regional
Meditech 5.6.6 in acute, eClinicalWorks in practices
Looking to layer on analytics
Patient engagement struggles
MU final rule delays — “We just don’t have enough time to recover.”
Bracing for ICD-10
Ripping out the core EHR — “We’re going to have to be able to do more advanced analytics.”

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