The Power of Clinical Advisors, Part 2: Putting The Horse Back In Front

The FDRHPO isn’t immune to the mistake of “putting the cart before the horse.” Before the formation of the PEC, we built a state-of-the-art, region-wide, fiber optic network connecting medical facilities in five counties — a network that, until recently, was underutilized. We continue to seek applications for the solution […]

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The Power of Clinical Advisors, Part I: Navigating A Unique Governance Model

Concluding a grant-funded HIT initiative at the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) has led me to reflect on one of the project’s best assets: its clinical advisory committee. The first segment of this two-part series will examine the opportunities and challenges that come with having a unique governance model. The FDRHPO created the […]

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The Lasting Impact An Interim CIO Can Leave

Not too long ago while working with B.E. Smith, I had the chance to serve as interim CIO at a 600-bed academic medical center. I found this work both rewarding and refreshing. The greatest challenge and the greatest difference, in my experience, is relationship building. When you take on a permanent CIO position, you work hard to build […]

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Preparing For The Brave New ACO World

Everyone has a lot going on these days. Most of us are working toward meeting Meaningful Use criteria, preparing on all fronts for ICD-10, supporting organizational growth and expansion, supporting key organizational strategic priorities and goals, accelerating informatics and analytics capabilities […]

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Gearing Up For The Data Deluge

How and when are we going to get the tools and processes that we need to capture and effectively use the patient physiological data that we have now, and all the new info that is coming? At the recent CHIME Fall Forum, Dr. Eric Topol described the new and innovative ways in which we will be getting […]

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