Our healthcare community met at Wilmer Hale in Waltham where Dr. George Brenckle, CIO at UMASS Memorial Medical Center, discussed the complete overhaul of the medical center's IT systems. It was a massive undertaking and quoting Dr. Brenckle "that was really fun and I never want to do it again"!
UMASS Memorial, located in central Massachusetts, is a 7 hospital system employing 13,500 people, 70,000 in-patient visits and 1.6M out-patient visits per year. The presentation discusses the shift from a Meditech-centric environment to a distributed Sorian environment.
Details on what it took, both from a technology shift as well as a cultural shift, to enable the care team to deliver better care are available in his presentation below.
Thank you to Dr. Brenckle for this time, Wilmer Hale for hosting the event and cluster sponsors IBM and Partners Healthcare.