While everyone tries to create a sensation at the annual HIMSS conference, few actually achieve it. But with the release of its open-architecture Helios platform, Eclipsys managed to surmount that bar. The iPhone-esque vision of an open platform which independent application designers can build on seems to many a refreshing proposition. And some see it as just the ticket to free CIOs from having to call one main vendor to satisfy most of their needs. But what challenges lie in Eclipsys’ path to market success? To learn more about how the Helios project is proceeding — along with how HITECH is effecting business — healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently caught up with Pead.
Chapter 1 (11:23) Topics Covered — Helios open architecture platform; Are vendors actually writing apps to Helios?; What does it mean to be Helios Certified?[audio:One-on-One-W-Phil-Pead-Chapter-1.mp3] Chapter 2 (11:54) Topics Covered — HIT-related patient safety issues & Helios apps; Has Helios changed Eclipsys’ business model?; Sunrise 5.5 functionality; Professional services capacity to assist client implementations; Where do vendors want the Meaningful Use bar?[audio:One-on-One-W-Phil-Pead-Chapter-2.mp3] Chapter 3 (10:19) Topics Covered — Certification IFR and NPRM; Role of FDA in post-market EMR surveillance; How much regulation is too much?; KLAS scores[audio:One-on-One-W-Phil-Pead-Chapter-3.mp3] Chapter 4 (9:19) Topics Covered — Eclipsys’ ambulatory EMR & KLAS questions; Keys to winning new customers; Message to existing customers[audio:One-on-One-W-Phil-Pead-Chapter-4.mp3]