While many CIOs have found the rush to meet Meaningful Use unpleasant, Ed Collins has found it invigorating. In fact, Collins says he doesn’t think the strides Martin Memorial has made would be possible without the Stage 1 attestation deadline in hand. Today, Collins is knee-deep in an Epic rollout, a journey the organization embarked upon after determining its Meditech/Allscripts environment wasn’t the best fit for the future. To learn more about this process, along with his hiring frenzy and governance shuffle, healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently chatted with the Florida-based CIO.
Hiring in a hurry (60 positions in 30 days)
Poaching from the clinical side of the house
“I probably should have set the expectation early on that this was not going to be an inexpensive venture”
Advice: “Prepare the organization’s to make decisions quickly”
The benefits and challenges of MU deadlines