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.
- From pharmacist to CIO (benefits of being there)
- Measuring up to Meaningful Use — “I think the concepts are terrific … but they are still very, very aggressive and will rule out many, many people from being successful”
- On track for Stage 1 (EPs) in 2011, (inpatient) 2012
- Kryptiq vs RelayHealth (and the role of being a McKesson shop)
- Importance of embedding tools in physician workflow