While change is in the air for healthcare organizations these days, nowhere has there been more dramatic change over the last few years than Washington, DC-based Sibley Memorial Hospital. That’s because after more than 25 years with one person heading IT, Kenda Tavakoli stepped into the role in 2008. Since then, even more change has come to the one-time stand-alone community hospital, this in the form of an acquisition by the Johns Hopkins Health System. To learn more about her tips for managing change, building teams and tackling Meaningful Use, healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently caught up with the long-time healthcare IT professional.
- Meeting MU Stage 1: “I got twisted up about it when it first came out”
- “I am aware and concerned about how ICD-10 will impact our organization”
- “The thing that’s really weighing on me is how much clinical documentation is going to factor in you being able to maintain your level of reimbursement”
- Sibley’s physician e-documentation journey
- Build-ready order sets from ProVation (Wolters Kluwer Health)
- “It’s very challenging to bring (independent) physicians along on this CPOE journey”
- Keeping organized, project prioritization