Spencer Hamons, CIO & COO, Taos Health Systems, Chapter 1

Spencer Hamons, CIO & COO, Taos Health Systems

About Taos Health
Meditech Magic since the mid-90s
athenahealth in the clinics
Taos’ “very active” PHO
Eyeing population health — “We’re going to have to be frontrunners.”
Infrastructure challenges & Internet outages
“Everybody wants to sell you on a cloud-based system.”


Contemplating Stage 7, Part 2: Beyond Just Achieving Benchmarks


The real challenge for many organizations will be whether Stage 7 can realistically be achieved with your existing vendors. If you are using a single-vendor approach, like many Epic, Meditech, or Cerner hospitals are, the data elements that need to flow between modules or department clinical applications already exist. The need to use BMV in […]


KLAS: Epic, Cerner Ride the Buying Wave While Others Struggle to Stay Afloat

Colin Buckley, Strategic Operations Director, KLAS

As organizations shift their focus to the next three to five years, a significant number are looking to replace their existing acute care EMR systems. But for vendors looking to land new clients, the news isn’t good, as the majority of those looking to make a move already have a specific platform in mind, according […]


Sonya Christian, CIO, West Georgia Health System, Chapter 1

Sonya Christian, CIO, West Georgia Health System

About West Georgia Health
Being an early adopter — “We have the ear of the developers”
Balancing her team’s “competitive spirit” with a dose of practicality
The “on-ramp” to the Georgia HIN
Expanding data exchange beyond owned practices
Portal education during discharge


Anne Lara, CIO, Union Hospital of Cecil County, Chapter 3

Anne Lara, RN, CIO, Union Hospital of Cecil County

Putting on the nursing & Siemens hats
Jumping into the CIO role — “The hours are long, but I’m having a lot of fun.”
Helping staff “spread their wings”
Getting into the weeds
Ken Blanchard’s school of thought
Teaching nursing informatics — “It helps validate what we’re doing here.”