Managing 512 interfaces isn’t easy. That’s why Daniel Barchi, SVP and CIO with Carilion Health System, was more than happy to embark on the search for a single integrated EMR a few years ago. After an intensive selection process — which included copious input from clinicians — the health system selected Epic. And from that point until today, it’s been all about implementation, rollout and optimization. Barchi is definitely a proponent of the Big Bang philosophy and, in this interview with healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra, explains why, and how.
- Big bang versus staged approach to implementation
- Countdown to go-live? 3-2-1 …
- Epic advice — engagement and relationship management
- “They are a team that is all about success”
- Leaving interfaces behind, cost avoidance
- But “these are not positive ROI” projects
- All eggs in one basket — dangerous proposition?
- Private vs public companies