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March 2014

ICD-10 support, EHR applications among clinical, financial upgrades

This is the second piece in a three-part series on the impending ICD-10 and meaningful use stage 2 regulations. Part one described the pressure some providers are feeling about whether they will have their systems running properly in time for the new rules. Here, two CIOs and a director of applications explain the challenges of upgrading to new financial and clinical systems, including EHR applications. The third part offers tips on how to adjust to the new rules. Pomona: Vendor helps smooth bumps in the road Kent Hoyos, CIO and VP of information technology at Pomona (Calif.) Valley Hospital Medical Center, said Pomona is a Siemens Corp. shop. "[We] not only drank the punch, but we dipped our head in the punchbowl," as he wryly put it, running the vendor's systems for both the financial and the clinical data systems. That includes health information management, labs, pharmacy, document management for legal health records, radiology, decision support, quality measures tracking and computerized physician order entry. That's on the...

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