2020: GLIMR Expand moves forward

January 21, 2020

This year, GLIMR Expand will continue to progress as we work to achieve a single patient record across Great Lakes Health. In 2020, the project team will be completing the design phase of the project.

In addition, project team members have been meeting with providers and specialty subject matter experts to gain insight as to clinical requirements to support ambulatory documentation in the GLIMR Expand clinics.

Workshop 5 encourages best practice

November 11, 2019

GLIMR Expand EMR preparation is using Cerner’s iterative approach. This strategy has subject matter experts from GPPC, UBMD and ECMC clinics working with Cerner solution consultants in Workshop “sprints” where targeted decisions around design and build of the GLIMR Expand are made.

More than 120 IT analysts from Cohort One practices participated in Workshop 5 over the course of the weeklong workshop. Some sessions were standing room only.

Change Agent Kickoff sessions fire up Cohort 1

October 14, 2019

The week of September 30 saw the delivery of six Super User/Change Agent Kickoff sessions. More than 220 identified practice leaders attended at a variety of venues, from Conventus to Larkin to ECMC to the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Every single practice in ECMC ambulatory, GPPC and UBMD was represented by at least one change agent.

Interoperability requirement is the focus of HHS conference

September 16, 2019

The 21st Century Cures Act passed by Congress in late 2016 included a provision meant to ensure a patient’s access to information about their medical history or treatment. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are tasked with implementing the provision.

Achieving our goals depends on hard work and compromise

September 12, 2019

The expression “I am not saying it will be easy, but I am saying it will be worth it” expresses a truth about change generally, and our efforts to expand GLIMR in particular. Bringing together disparate organizations (in the case of Cohort 1, GPPC, UBMD and ECMC clinics) to share a common EMR is a worthy goal that will bring many benefits to our patients and our community.

Why Model Experience is so important to the success of the GLIMR project

August 12, 2019

Cerner defines Model Experience as “a collection of strategic recommendations for leveraging HealtheIntent, Millennium and Care Aware solutions to achieve client goals.” But what does that mean?

First, it does not mean that Cerner wants to replace Great Lakes Health System expertise; rather, the goal is to augment it. The organizations within Great Lakes Health know what they want and where they want to go. Think of Model Experience as a set of directions for attaining those goals.

How do we know when we have succeeded?

July 1, 2019

This important question is not asked — and answered — as often as it should be when an organization is rolling out a new project.  Asking and answering the success question was the point of the Value Measurement Workshops that were conducted on June 26. 

Leadership workshop addresses the challenges of institutional change

May 10, 2019

Change management was the order of the day at a Physician Leadership Workshop attended by about 20 provider-leaders from Kaleida Health, General Physician PC, UBMD and ECMC on May 7 at Buffalo General Medical Center. The objectives of the seven-hour interactive session were as follows: