For Mac McClurkan, managing vendor relationships isn’t all that complicated — set clear expectations and then hold everyone involved to the highest levels of accountability. With such clarity going in, it’s hard for either party to feel wronged. Well along on his CPOE journey at HealthEast, McClurkan has other fish to fry, such as attaining higher levels of integration between his acute/ambulatory vendors — McKesson and AllScripts. To learn more about his work at HealthEast, and plans for navigating HITECH’s “picky” details, healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently caught up with the St. Paul, Minn.-based CIO.
- Evaluating HITECH
- The final MU link — electronic reporting to CMS
- “Today, the process of collecting and reporting quality data is incredibly manual”
- Does HITECH take providers away from patient care?
- HITECH, CIOs and CFOs
- Looking toward Stages 2 & 3