With just under a year at the helm of Siemens Healthcare, it’s fair to say John Glaser has taken full measure of life on the vendor side. As such, he’s been immersed in issues like deciding which products are “go-forward,” which customer segments are best suited to the vendor’s offerings, and which industry regulations will likely come to fruition. Glaser’s also had to confront the challenge that comes along with not having a native ambulatory EHR as part of the organization’s application suite. To learn more about his thoughts on all these issues — along with reaction to a number of industry announcements — healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently caught up with the former Partners Healthcare CIO.
- Blumenthal’s resignation and replacement — “It is very helpful for the head of ONC to have a clinical background”
- Thoughts on the PCAST report — “The timeframe is way too fast”
- Seeing industry mandates through a vendor’s eyes
- Thoughts on Meaningful Use — defining success
- About certification
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Interesting podcast and very informative. I feel John should have taken your questions a step further. He said PCAST is pushing to hard to fast. I agree. But keep in mind with PCAST heavily skewed by Google, Microsoft, and Oracle the answer to the health care problems has to be – technology. If we would only fast track in XML we could solve many of the nasty health system operational issues. Don’t worry about process, or organization, or those nasty human issues, just do the technology.
I also loved his comment about how the government has hijacked vendor development schedules – with its already overloaded client demands. As a former vendor, boy I can appreciate that one. Hey wait a minute…now we can solve that problem too, just do what PCAST says and install all those great tools they are trying to sell ya…and bingo it’s done!
Can’t wait for Chpt 2
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