Outside healthcare IT, Wisconsin is known for cheese, cows and the Green Bay Packers; inside, it’s known as Epic country. And while the vendor calls most of Wisconsin’s health systems its clients, Affinity Health System and Ministry Health Care (now part of the same organization) are not one of them. That leaves the system’s CIO, Will Weider, patching together 15 hospitals and physician groups — working off more than a few vendor platforms — to achieve Meaningful Use and garner HITECH dollars. To learn more about his integration work, views on social media and overall perceptions of the government’s entre into healthcare IT, healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently chatted with the executive many know as the Candid CIO.
- Epic envy in Wisconsin? “The reality is I will never be there” (role of the Marshfield Clinic)
- iPads, iPhones & healthcare “People are just falling in love with that platform”
- Meeting the needs of physicians (or else!)
- The CIO and the elegant “no”
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