After 16 years in the healthcare IT department at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, if Denis Baker hasn’t seen it all, he sure has seen most of it. But the pace of change in healthcare is forcing even Baker to read some teas leaves, especially around Accountable Care Organizations. Specifically Baker, and all CIOs in the industry, must first figure out what ACOs will look like, then envision the IT required to support them. After that, it’s time to formulate a strategic roadmap that will allow organizations to “skate to where the puck is going.” To learn more about his plans around ACOs, meeting Meaningful Use, and partnering with vendors to help achieve it all, healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently chatted with the Florida-based executive.
- About Sarasota Memorial
- Eclipsys since 1998
- Mandatory COPE for seven years
- Hitting 80 percent — “We still have outliers”
- Leveraging Stark to underwrite EMRs? “There’s been a reluctance up to this point to go in that direction”