Healthcare IT: Finding The EHR Roadmap



The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has put health care organizations under pressure to adopt electronic medical record systems (EHR) by 2014, but many health organizations are nowhere near ready to convert their existing systems to an EHR system. What are the challenges to this goal, and are there any ways to fast track the effort? Once all hospitals have an EHR system, will the advantages they provide also improve patient healthcare and delivery?


William A. Spooner, Senior Vice President and CIO, Sharp HealthCare

William Spooner, most recently named the 2009 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), is the Senior Vice Pres... More   View all posts

Daniel Barchi, Senior Vice President, and Chief Information Officer, Carillion Health System

Daniel Barchi is Chief Information officer of the $1.4 B Carilion Clinic. He has led integration of Carilion Clinic’s seven hospitals and 110 physician practices though implementation of a unified $67 M electronic medical record and is al... More   View all posts

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