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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Sallie Arnett, VP of IS, Licking Memorial Health Systems, Chapter 2

Waiting to attest to MU 1 — “We wanted it to be accurate.”
“Multi-layered” approach to patient engagement
Ohio Health Information Partnership
Bringing IS security in-house with a “very controlled approach.”
Educating staff in a “non-threatening way”
2015 Most Wired
Having a “passionate” team

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Sallie Arnett, VP of Information Systems, Licking Memorial Health Systems, Chapter 1

About Licking Memorial
“We’re really driving away from the interface model.”
Structural changes to IS
3-year integration project with “staged out” clinical projects
Meditech since 1985 — “Our team is very entrenched in it.”
Benefits of being small — “We don’t have to get 100 committees together to turn the ship.”
Focus on MU 3: “I’m a strong advocate of patient engagement.”

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Rick Allen, CIO, Southern Regional Medical Center, Chapter 1

About Southern Regional
Making data “push, not pull”
Change management — “You struggle with how much the organization can absorb at once.”
Yellow-lighting projects
Research before the role to walk in “with your eyes open.”
Cleaning up a fragmented IT environment

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