Physician Community Podcast

Episode #6: Medical Informatics: An Executive Primer


Ken Ong, MD, Director, Clinical Information Systems, North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System discusses pearls from several chapters in the HIMSS 2007 Book of the Year titled Medical Informatics: An Executive Primer. Dr. Ong addresses what the CMIO should do to get an organization ready for implementation of an electronic health record; the role of the CMIO in helping to prevent the failure of an HIT project; and his thoughts on how the results of the recent presidential election may change the landscape of healthcare as it relates to the EHR. The interview was conducted by William F. Bria, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Shriners Hospital for Children, and Chair of the HIMSS/AMDIS Physician Community.