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The CereCore Podcast

Conversations focused on the intersection of healthcare and IT. From practical advice to strategic thought leadership, hear how healthcare IT leaders are navigating the decisions, challenges and journey of delivering technology to improve healthcare in their community today and in the future.

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    What Matters to a Healthcare CFO? EHR Implementation & Strategic Planning Advice

    May 30, 2024

    Strategic plans and EHR technology fueled with data are key for rural healthcare operations today. And what else? Step into the shoes of Alma Alexander, CFO from Cuero Regional Hospital. In this conversation...

    Cybersecurity Expert from Defense Weighs in on Healthcare's Opportunities

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    Apr 26, 2024

    Cyber criminals only have to be right once to wreak havoc. In healthcare, we have to be right 100% of the time to manage the risk of cyberattack. In this episode, Phil Sobol, Vice President of Business...

    When Healthcare's Toughest Problems Need an Outsider's Perspective

    Apr 2, 2024

    Many healthcare organizations are facing single digit or negative EBITDA and are searching for strategies to improve profitability, patient care and sustained growth. Examining revenue cycle is often a great...

    Why EHR Optimization Is Worth The Effort And Budget

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    Feb 29, 2024

    Maximizing the investment in an EHR platform is work that’s never really finished, and having the organizational discipline, resources, and mindset to continue pursuing EHR optimization often can feel like a...

    Rolling Out EHRs in the Rural Setting: An Expert Guide

    Feb 1, 2024

    An EHR implementation is a massive project, especially for rural healthcare locations. Ismelda Garza, CIO of Cuero Regional Hospital and senior consultant at CereCore, explains the multi-year journey their...

    Fostering a Culture of Innovation and Growth

    Dec 28, 2023

    Shahzad Fakhar, HCA Healthcare, Vice President Field Operations – Information Technology Group, discusses innovation and how healthcare IT leaders can help their organizations adopt a mindset of constant...

    How to Bridge the Great Divide Between IT and Physicians

    Dec 5, 2023

    The physician and IT professional can be radically different personalities and disciplines. What can a healthcare organization do to encourage better collaboration between the two? Dr. Charles Bell, a...

    Rural Healthcare: A CEO's Take on Advocacy, Tech and More

    Nov 2, 2023

    Lynn Falcone, CEO of Cuero Regional Hospital, discusses the unique challenges of running a rural hospital in Texas. In this conversation with host Phil Sobol, vice president of business development, Lynn...

    EHR Optimization: How to Keep Improving After Go Live

    Oct 2, 2023

    The need to optimize is part of the EMR implementation process explains Cory Lane, director of operations at OakLeaf Surgical Hospital. She describes how their processes and collaborative team approach are...

    Liverpool Women's CIO on the EPR Implementation Journey

    Aug 30, 2023

    Matt Connor is the chief information officer (CIO) for Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, and they were the first NHS organisation in the UK to go-live on MEDITECH Expanse. Matt talks about their EPR...

    A CEO's Experience: What an EHR Technology Change Really Needs for Success

    Aug 3, 2023

    Anne Hargrave-Thomas, CEO of OakLeaf Surgical Hospital and vice president of operations at Surgery Partners, is a former nurse in healthcare leadership who views technology as a must-have for operations. Anne...

    The Promise of Technology and On-the-Go Patient Care

    Jul 5, 2023

    Kevin McDonald, chief information officer (CIO) for HCA Healthcare’s South Atlantic division, explains how preparation and partnership have been ingredients for operational excellence and strategic activities,...

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