Baptist Health System CIO Rich Shirey: EHR adoption has been slow

Baptist Health System, which owns and manages four hospitals and 38 clinics in Alabama, has begun deploying electronic health record (EHR) technology as part of a larger clinic integration strategy. The BHS IS group not only supports the company's own facilities, but also provides services to other physicians and clinics in Alabama. In delivering applications such as practice management and EHR solutions, BHS ranks performance and service levels among its top priorities. In an interview with FierceCIO, Baptist Health System CIO Rich Shirey discusses the deployment of new applications and the monitoring technology he is using to enhance the experience for clinicians and patients alike. Interview