Reading the healthcare IT tea leaves is telling Roger Neal a few things. First off, they’re telling him a close-knit relationship between his hospital and the independent physicians which send it patients is key. They’re also telling him that tight integration which facilitates seamless data flow among his applications is becoming all important. While interfaces have gotten him some communication between his Meditech inpatient and GE Centricity ambulatory EHRs, it’s not yet a perfect world. As such, he’s giving LSS another look, both for reasons of integration and price. To learn more about his work to create a community health record, healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently chatted with the Oklahoma-based executive.
- Giving LSS a second look
- Stark’s Community Health Record exception
- When integration trumps functionality
- Selling the docs on your ambulatory EMR of choice — “It really is a sales job”
- What it’s like when you don’t have any “cheap and easy” projects left
- “All I have left is the big ugly headaches”
- Building physician relationships