- When it comes to health information technology, Greg Smith doesn't have to wonder what the "business side" of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
Smith, senior vice president and CIO of the faith-based healthcare system, has plenty of insights into the business side of the Wheaton shop.......Full article >>>
evel of competition, Wheaton would like to have fewer turnovers, and healthcare processes are complex enough to include multiple hand-offs. That's why Smith, who serves on the McKesson Provider Technologies' strategic advisory committee, views the health record project as part of a clinical excellence strategy, with IS playing a supporting role.
What we're doing is we are using the funda......Full article >>>
of the health records project include $70 million in revenue, cost reduction, and cost avoidance
over the first five years. After that, there will be a gift that keeps on giving, a $22.2 million annual improvement in Wheaton's cost position.
Smith believes in building the business case for IT by creating a performance baseline and tracking performance against that baseline to deter......Full article >>>
ely exchange information, he said.
WHIE has decided to pursue a model that blends elements of a regional repository for certain data, and a federated system for other data. The decision is still somewhat fluid, and a proof-of-concept test must be completed, but the fundamental direction is based on the experience of other RHIOs (
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