Florida Hospital CIO Offers Insight at HIMSS

HealthData Blog, Providers’ Perceptions, offered an exciting view from Senior Vice President and CIO, Andy Crowder, of Florida Hospital, one of the busiest hospitals in the state and part of the Adventist Health System.   In it, Andy says that the “Effective use of evidence-based practice across all of the hospital’s continuums is on his HIT to-do list”.   Although the discussion centered around EMR systems, his way of thinking truly brings “meaningful use” to the technology world by connecting technology initiatives to clinical outcomes.

We applaud Andy’s thinking  and the initiatives of Florida Hospital – using technology to deliver evidence based medicine to the community is exacting what SOC has been able to accomplish with our teleneurolgy service.  (and as a point of disclosure, exactly what we are doing  for Florida Hospital).  The SOC way has effectively decreased the 17 years it typically takes for evidence based medicine to make its way out of academia to the community hospital setting to zero – yes – zero.

Through our clinical expertise, robust operations center, infrastructure, and EMR, each one of our 45 plus physicians are effectively up to date on any new clinical guidelines and evidence based practices and, more importantly, are able to bring this knowledge and evidence based medicine to hospitals and thousands of patients throughout  the country immediately via telemedicine.  This is truly remarkable in the world of patient care and an accomplishment we at SOC are truly proud of.

Click here to read more of the discussion with Andy;

Providers’ Perceptions: a Conversation with Florida Hospital CIO Andy Crowder