Previous Webinar:

How to Plan for Epic Upgrades – Yes, You Need a Plan!

Description: It’s time for an upgrade! With your initial Epic implementation still fresh in your mind, you assume it can’t possibly be as much of a highly-integrated process as your initial investment. Unfortunately, that is not the case. In this webinar, Alidade Group’s VP of Healthcare Solutions, Greg Smith, will share why you need a plan and what you should prepare for.

Key Takeaways:

    • Upgrades are massive undertakings, but you should not shy away.
    • Read, review and repeat!
    • Not everything can be done at once, so prioritize.

About Greg Smith, Vice President of Healthcare Solutions of Alidade Group

Greg Smith is a proven Healthcare Program Executive with more than 12 years of Epic Implementation experience in strategic development, program initiation and both Direct and Connect Implementation.

Smith specializes in working with all levels of an organization to help set strategy, estimate costs and develop governance to facilitate achievement of goals to improve patient care, clinical and financial operations and meet and regulatory requirement

Previously, Smith was the Senior Program Director at UCI/UCSD, Duke Medicine and Fletcher Allen Healthcare leading implementation of their Epic Electronic Health Record. He has worked with multiple academic and community healthcare organizations in all phases of Electronic Health Record implementation.

About Tom Kirst, Program Manager/Advisor for Activation at Mayo Clinic

Tom Kirst has more than 25 years of health system IT implementation experience and has led multiple large, enterprise-wide implementations of integrated health records including core clinical, ancillary clinical, access and revenue applications from planning through implementation and optimization.

Kirst has views on health IT gained as a vendor, user, and as a consultant and he uses these perspectives to find the right implementation and system support approach that best aligns with the resources, timeline and goals of the project initiatives.

Tom in currently the Program Manager/Advisor for Activation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Since 2001 he has brought 16 health systems live on Epic and continued to support many of them as they moved into system optimization.


Previous Webinar:

To Connect or Not to Connect:
EHR Solutions for Your Health System

Description: Due to regulatory requirements, maintenance and support costs, functionality limitations, physician satisfaction or marketplace pressure, you need to make a decision about your current electronic medical records (EHR). Greg Smith (Vice President of Healthcare Solutions at Alidade Group) and Matt Roman (Chief Digital Strategy Officer at Duke University Health System) detailed your options, pros and cons and share Duke’s Epic Connect story.

Takeaways:

    • Your EHR options
    • Connect methodology, framework options, benefits and risks
    • Duke Health’s story and solutions

About Greg Smith, Vice President of Healthcare Solutions of Alidade Group

Greg Smith is a proven Healthcare Program Executive with more than 12 years of Epic Implementation experience in strategic development, program initiation and both Direct and Connect Implementation.

Smith specializes in working with all levels of an organization to help set strategy, estimate costs and develop governance to facilitate achievement of goals to improve patient care, clinical and financial operations and meet and regulatory requirements.

Previously, Smith was the Senior Program Director at UCI/UCSD, Duke Medicine and Fletcher Allen Healthcare leading implementation of their Epic Electronic Health Record. He has worked with multiple academic and community healthcare organizations in all phases of Electronic Health Record implementation.

About Matt Roman, Chief Digital Strategy Officer of Duke University Health System

Matt is a practicing physical therapist and has a Masters in Health Administration (MHA) and a Masters in Management of Clinical Informatics (MMCi). He has been with Duke Health for more than 20 years and a member of their Informatics group for the last six.

Roman played a key role during the implementation of Epic as the Operational liaison making sure all Duke’s operational needs where considered during the go-live. He has been very involved with ongoing governance and enhancement processes along with working with their connect methodology to implement affiliates.

Now serving as Chief Digital Strategy Officer, he is responsible for developing and deploying technologies to better engage patients, and providers in effort to improve patient engagement, clinical outcome, and the understanding of how to engage patients to improve health.