To many, Boston is the center of the HIT universe. And to put an even finer point on it, Partners HealthCare is often thought of as the center of that center. With the departure of long-time corporate CIO John Glaser, and a complete reevaluation of the organization’s application landscape, Partners certainly is a time of flux. Sue Schade, CIO of Partner’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a 747-bed facility, is working to lead her hospital, and the overall health system, through that change, while still qualifying for HITECH, handling the transition to ICD-10, and dealing with any and all other changes that healthcare reform has to offer. To learn more about what it’s like to lead one of the nation’s leading hospitals, healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently chatted with Schade.
- BWH, Partners Application environment — internal development, Meditech, Siemens, GE
- Moving to a common vendor platform? Siemens? Epic?
- “The status quo, the current (application) mix, we’re not going to be able to get to where we need to”
- “You’ve got people accepting that there have to be tradeoffs”
- Replacing John Glaser — Jim Noga (Mass General CIO) named Partners acting CIO