At HIMSS 2010, GE Healthcare IT tried to make a splash with the release of its Qualibria clinical knowledge management platform. While it’s unclear how the industry has received that new application, it is clear the vendor has one thing going for it — outstanding development partners in the likes of Intermountain Healthcare and the Mayo Clinic. After a slow year in 2009 with two customer wins, and a tough showing in the End of Year KLAS Report, GE is counting on those partnerships — and the resultant Qualibria — paying off bit time in 2010. To learn more about those issues, HITECH and much more, healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently chatted with President and CEO Vishal Wanchoo.
Chapter 1 (10:37) — Topics Covered: Certification Specifications IFR & Certification Process NPRM; Timeline Concerns & Vendor-Side Challenges of Compliance; Difficulties of Dealing with Remaining HITECH Ambiguities[audio:One-on-One-W-Vishal-Wanchoo-Chapter-1.mp3]
Chapter 2 (10:18) — Topics Covered: Time Vendors Need to Upgrade Software and Roll Out to Customers; Concerns of Introducing Software & Process Errors in Compressed Timeline; Implications of FDA Involvement[audio:One-on-One-W-Vishal-Wanchoo-Chapter-2.mp3]
Chapter 3 (12:14) — Topics Covered: Qualibria Clinical Knowledge Platform; Intermountain & Mayo Partnerships; GE’s Lack of Signings/Challenging KLAS Scores; Key to Retaining Current Customers; Message to David Blumenthal