CIO Collaborative Brings Valuable Strategies to Hospitals Using MEDITECH's EHR
Seven hospitals in Mississippi and Alabama have formed the Mississippi MEDITECH CIO Collaborative, sharing common goals, challenges, and a dedication to improving healthcare with EHR technologies.
Seven hospitals in Mississippi and Alabama have collaborated to form the Mississippi MEDITECH CIO Collaborative — a group that shares common goals, challenges, and a dedication to improving healthcare with EHR technologies.
Those organizations participating in the collaborative routinely share ideas and strategies on ways to improve patient safety and efficiencies. They include leaders from:
Anderson Regional Health System (Meridian, MS)
DCH Health System, (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Delta Regional Medical Center (Greenville, MS)
George Regional Health System (Lucedale, MS)
King’s Daughters Medical Center (Brookhaven, MS)
Magnolia Regional Health Center (Corinth, MS)
Methodist Rehabilitation Center (Jackson, MS)
“This collaborative has been a great experience for our organization,” said Carl Smith, CIO at King’s Daughters Medical Center. “We’ve seen a lot of good come out of this strategic formation, including a valuable learning atmosphere, which in turn drills down to every level of our organization.”
Having the opportunity to learn from peer organizations has helped the executives to streamline and get the most out of their IT initiatives. As the first organization in the state of Mississippi to go live with Expanse, and an early adopter of MEDITECH’s Point of Care solution, King’s Daughter’s Medical Center has been able to advise and support Anderson Regional Health System as they go through their Expanse implementation.
“All of us are constantly learning and improving our processes through this collaborative,” said Steve Taylor, CIO of Anderson Regional. “It’s great to be working together, knowing that our clinicians and patients will benefit immensely from the time we’ve invested in this partnership.”
Read more about IT strategies for CIOs on the MEDITECH blog.