Big Healthcare IT Transitions Deliver ROI and Physician Satisfaction

Phil Sobol

Vice President of Business Development, CereCore

Rick Keller
Rick Keller

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Ardent Health Services

Richard "Rick" Keller, senior vice president and chief information officer at Ardent Health Services, discusses how they have measured return on investment (ROI) for pivotal healthcare IT decisions like implementing Epic and outsourcing their IT help desk management to CereCore. In this conversation with host Phil Sobol, vice president of business development at CereCore, Rick shares examples of how Epic has helped with physician recruitment and workflow efficiencies, MyChart with patient engagement and their vision to meet patients when and where they need care. Rick explains why outsourcing their IT help desk made sense and cites “ah-ha” moments rooted in metrics and analysis that have led to better customer service. He wraps up with advice on keeping pace, building a cross-industry network of CIO colleagues, and communicating “out” to stay aligned and have strong leadership team relationships. 

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