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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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    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...

    Healthcare CIO Advice On Leading Through the Complexities Of Change

    Jun 14, 2023

    Al Smith, SVP and CIO of Lifepoint Health, shares experiences navigating change driven by growth. He steps through the decision-making process to find a partner who can help with scale and ways to build...

    Big Healthcare IT Transitions Deliver ROI and Physician Satisfaction

    May 11, 2023

    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...

    A Physician's Perspective: How Healthcare IT Bridges Gaps and Helps Patient Care

    Apr 14, 2023

    Step into the shoes ofL. Austin Fredrickson, MD, a board certified, general internist at Salem Regional Medical Center, as he explains the daily challenges of providing healthcare in his rural hometown of...

    A Look Back: Decisions that Led to a Unified EHR with MEDITECH Expanse

    Feb 3, 2023

    Thomas Kurtz, Ph.D., Chief Administrative Officer at Memorial Healthcare, shares his experience moving a community hospital system to an integrated, singular patient record with MEDITECH Expanse. He walks...

    Scaling an IT Department to Support Growth (and Why Managed Services Makes Sense)

    Jan 19, 2023

    Varun Gadhok, Chief Information Officer at Surgery Partners, talks about experiences that have helped him earn trust and form collaborative relationships among senior leaders and peers. He shares approaches he...

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