More and more, healthcare systems seem split into two camps: the one-vendor-for-everything, enterprise solution model or the best-of-suite (or breed) approach. Those embracing the former often spend a big chunk of change to rip and replace most of what they have, while being relieved of many integration headaches down the road. Those selecting the latter may enjoy happier specialty clinicians — such as those in the ED — but must tie it all together, and make sure those ties stick. Glenn Mamary, VP & CIO of Flemington, N.J.-based Hunterdon Healthcare System is running one of those hybrid shops, with many vendors to integrate and many ties to bind. To learn more about how Mamary is making the right data flow to the right clinicians at the right time, healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently chatted with his fellow New Jerseyian.
Chapter 2 — Effects of HITECH, Clinician/IT relations, creating goodwill for IT throughout the organization, the importance of CIOs marketing the department’s successes, how to hire the right people, functioning as a true service department, avoiding a victim mentality, building credibility with small wins