Having worked in different industries on different continents, Tarun Ghosh brings an outside’s perspective to the common challenges facing healthcare CIO. And now that he’s here, Ghosh is certainly knee-deep in those common challenges. From getting on a certified version of his core vendor’s EMR software (McKesson), to devising sound physician alignment strategies, to archiving the Meaningful Use Stage 1 measures, Ghosh has quite a bit on his plate. To learn more about how he’s shaken things up at Fremont-Rideout since taking the reins, healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently caught up with the California-based CIO.
Moving to “value-added” applications
Creating and maintaining order sets
Going big-bang with CPOE & progress notes
Bringing a diverse background to the CIO role
“We transformed IT to a customer-service type of organization”
Advice from a consultant turned CIO
Recruiting from the clinical side of the house