Many hospitals started their path toward electronic medical records when HITECH and Meaningful Use became law in February 2009, but Trinitas Regional Medical Center isn’t one of them. Under the leadership of Judy Comitto since it was formed through M&A in 2000, the health system has been continually at work building out its IT environment with Eclipsys at the core. Two years ago, Trinitas dove into the advanced clinicals end of the pool, and now sees 72 percent of its orders entered electronically. To learn more about the organizations decade-long march toward automation, healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently caught up with his fellow New Jerseyian.
- For most organizations, is Meaningful Use too much too fast? “I have no idea how they are going to do it in this timeframe”
- Using EmergiSoft in the ED – interfacing it with Sunrise: “If I had my druthers today, I would want an integrated product versus an interfaced product”
- The role of specialty EHRs
- The special challenges of behavioral health EHRs/data
- Following the data in a quest for one record