Arthur Crowe, VP of Support Services & CIO, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Chapter 2

Arthur Crowe, VP of Support Services & CIO, Peconic Bay Medical Center

Challenges with device security
The “easy win” of guest wireless
Customizing NextGen for docs
Nearly delaying MU 1 — “Taking penalties is not a popular subject”
Diving and conquering big projects
Frequent team meetings
CEO support — “It’s definitely a shot in the arm.”

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KLAS: Third-Party Portals Getting Locked Out By MU 2

Mark Allphin, Senior Research Director, KLAS Enterprises

Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements are pushing patient portals to the top of the CIO’s priority list — particularly EMR vendor products that offer increased interoperability, according to new data from KLAS. In the report, a large majority (84 percent) of providers identified EMR integration as their primary portal selection criterion, while compatibility with other […]

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Mike Mistretta, VP & CIO, MedCentral Health System, Chapter 2

Mike Mistretta, VP & CIO, MedCentral Health System

Data exchange with employed & affiliated docs
Adoption hurdles — “There’s still quite a bit of skepticism”
State HIEs & ROI (or lack thereof)
Physician revenue management
Preparing for ICD-10 & MU 2 — “We’re trying to pull the initiatives together.”
Staffing challenges
Taking a stand on consultant use — “All we’re doing is inflating our costs.”

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Mike Mistretta, VP & CIO, MedCentral Health System, Chapter 1

Mike Mistretta, VP & CIO, MedCentral Health System

About MedCentral
Being a beta site for Siemens — “We get to influence the usability of the systems.”
Quality measures
Piloting portals with employees
MU dream team: clinical program manager, nursing liaison & CMO
Creating a unified patient record
NextGen in ambulatory, Siemens Soarian in the hospitals

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KLAS: Ambulatory EMRs And The Great Usability Divide

Mark Wagner,
Senior Director, Clinical and Ambulatory Research, KLAS

When it comes to functionality, the ambulatory EMR market is far from being a level playing field, according to a new KLAS report, which identified a 30-point difference in usability between the highest and lowest-rated vendors. The study — Ambulatory EMR Usability 2013: More Nurture than Nature — focused on the performance of EMR products […]

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