With the government piling on its Meaningful Use regulations, healthcare CIOs are under a lot of pressure to bring home the incentive bacon. For some, relaxation takes on traditional forms such as vacationing, biking or running. But Deane Morrison is no regular CIO. When he wants to decompress, it’s time to scale a mountain, perhaps spending a few days in sub-zero weather clinging to a cold, hard rock. Compared to that, qualifying for Stage 1 will be a breeze … well, almost. To learn more about his how grappling with nature helps him grapple with ONC (and all the day-to-day CIO stuff), healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently chatted with the New Hampshire-based executive.
- The structure of Concord/Capital Region Healthcare
- “Decades-long EMR” journey — inpatient & outpatient
- Logician (Medical Logic, Beaverton, Ore.) — Now GE Centricity
- Inpatient McKesson shop — Horizon product line
- Solid CPOE adoption (70-75%)
- McKesson-GE integration?
- Rip & replace not reality (“it’s come full circle”) — “There is no way financially that makes sense for us”
- Certification necessitates upgrades (one release away)
- “Just because you have a certified release does not mean you have all the pieces you need”
- Measuring up to Stage 1 (inclusion of ED visits a twist) — we’re good on the EP side
- Need ED documentation (suite, breed?) — “a unique place”
- Importance of workflow
- Clinician engagement — it’s all about the people
- Kryptiq secure messaging