After 11 years with Greater Baltimore Medical Center, VP & CIO Tressa Springmann is as passionate as ever about improving care at the 300-bed facility. And to go about that work more efficiently, she’s become a dedicated student of process-improvement methodologies, such as Lean and Six Sigma. To learn more about Springmann’s thoughts on Meaningful Use, career development and independent physician engagement, healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently caught up with the long-time CIO and more recently minted VP.
Chapter 1 (11:21) Topics Covered — 11 years with GBMC; Real meaning of the VP title; Moving from Siemens to Meditech; LSS an ambulatory option?; Extending Stark & managing integration[audio:One-on-One-W-Tressa-Springmann-Chapter-1.mp3]
Chapter 2 (11:35) Topics Covered — Working with the independent docs; First-mover advantage in Stark strategy; Engaging with industry organizations; Vendor system selection & contract negotiation [audio:One-on-One-W-Tressa-Springmann-Chapter-2.mp3]
Chapter 3 (12:10) Topics Covered — Meeting Meaningful Use Stage 1; HIT-related patient safety errors; Leveraging Lean & Six-Sigma