A number of topics seemed to bubble up to the surface during our most popular interviews from the past year, but perhaps none were as prominent as digital health, the advancement of women in IT leadership roles, and addressing opioid abuse.
No matter which vendor an organization chooses, being able to reach out to existing customers is important. But when that vendor happens to be Epic, it’s more than important – it’s vital, says CIO Mike Mistretta.
By limiting the number of consultants they used while implementing Epic, VHC was able to not only save costs, but also develop in-house talent that will benefit them down the road, says CIO Mike Mistretta.
Retaining top talent
IT rounding — “We work very closely with our clinical partners.”
From paper to Level 6
“Looking at where they were in their adoption cycle made it exciting.”
Learning leadership at West Point
The CIO’s evolving role
Data exchange with employed & affiliated docs
Adoption hurdles — “There’s still quite a bit of skepticism”
State HIEs & ROI (or lack thereof)
Physician revenue management
Preparing for ICD-10 & MU 2 — “We’re trying to pull the initiatives together.”
Taking a stand on consultant use — “All we’re doing is inflating our costs.”
Being a beta site for Siemens — “We get to influence the usability of the systems.”
Piloting portals with employees
MU dream team: clinical program manager, nursing liaison & CMO
Creating a unified patient record
NextGen in ambulatory, Siemens Soarian in the hospitals