@UConnHealth appoints Dirk Stanley, MD as First CMIO

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH

Dirk Stanley MD CMIO Uconn HealthA first at UConn Health aka @Uconnhealth, maybe first ‘win’ is to get Twitter handle on home page?

Per Healthcare IT News:

We are pleased to have Dr. Stanley on our team, given his high-level of experience and success in a similar role,” Jon Carroll, CIO at UConn Health said in a statement. “What he has accomplished, and experienced, in his eight years at Cooley Dickenson will be vital to us on our EMR journey.”

In his role as CMIO, Stanley will play an important role implementing the Epic EHR and also will head the health system’s Epic Physician Steering Committee.

Bravo to one of our founding members and supporters at #CMIOchat!

CMIOchat Thursday September 24th 2015

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH

We’ve been baking this idea for a while, and at long last here it is!

CMIOchatThe inaugural chat is moderated by social media savvy and clinical informatics thought leader Nick van Terheyden, MD Dell Health and Life Sciences (@DellHealth) Chief Medical Officer aka @DrNic1 on twitter.

For a list of founder members of CMIOchat, click here, and the ‘why’ question is answered here. For context on the chat, checkout ‘Process matters as much as technology, especially when treading new ground‘ proffered by @DrNic1.

The hashtag is #CMIOchat and you have several ways of participating Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 7PM Eastern/4PM Pacific Time.

Simply find your way to our home page here, or check out the TweetChat room here, or the Twubs page here (enter #CMIOchat). In the later two instances, you need be logged into your twitter account to access the ‘rooms’.

The value of Tweetchat or Twubs participation is you can pause and resume the #CMIOchat tweetstream.

Of course you can also follow on your smart phone, tablet or even Tweetdeck via the hashtag.

The theme is ‘Emerging Technologies’ and the topics to be parsed to the community are as follows:

T1: What technology is critical for near-term and future clinical and financial success? (Analytics? Telehealth? Mobile Apps? Social media listening?)

T2: What factors to consider in prioritizing tech adoption: Impact? Cost? Effectiveness? Ease of adoption? Current tech platform?

T3: How do you ensure that the IT department prepares for future technology?

T4: What ancillary factors should be considered when adopting technology? (Training, support, physician leadership, integration of data, etc.)

The process will begin with a round of introductions, followed by each topic and it’s discussion.

We’ll run for 60 minutes and hopefully engage the health data and clinical informatics community is key issues many of us are  grappling with on a daily basis.

Cheers!