Arthur Crowe, VP of Support Services & CIO, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Chapter 1

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

Peconic Bay’s growth from community hospital to health system
Upgrading to Siemens Soarian
Making “a leap of faith” with vendors
IT as an investment strategy — not just fixer of what’s broken
Weekly forums to improve clinician satisfaction — “They can go elsewhere.”
Partnering with LG on Zero Client devices


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

Mike Mistretta, VP & CIO, Kaweah Delta Healthcare District

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


KLAS: Epic and Cerner Still Dominate Acute EMR Market — For Now

Colin Buckley, Strategic Operations Director, KLAS

When it comes to securing new hospital contracts, Epic and Cerner are still the clear frontrunners, but the rest of the race has become much more interesting. According to a new KLAS report, the two leading vendors captured more than three-quarters of new EMR business in 2012; however, there are many more deals to be […]


KLAS: Providers Scaling Back On IT Outsourcing

Providers are stepping away from outsourcing - but not completely.

As organizations face mounting pressures to meet meaningful use requirements, providers are pulling back on extensive IT outsourcing services and turning to partial outsourcing agreements to meet growing demands, according to new data from KLAS. The report — IT Outsourcing 2013: Who Can Help with Rising IT Pressures — identified application management and help desk […]


KLAS: Getting By With A Little Help From Consultants

With ICD-10 Looming, Providers Need Help, Says KLAS

In light of concerns regarding the lack of ICD-10-readiness, healthcare organizations are turning to third-party consulting firms to help overcome challenges with the technology and provide training, according to new data from KLAS. In the report — ICD-10 Perception 2012: Can Technology Relieve Readiness Issues — the majority of providers said they have tapped consultants […]