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10 pearls of wisdom from a veteran CIO

Andy Fowler, vice president of information systems at Atlantic General Hospital (Berlin, Maryland, U.S.A.), has seen a lot of changes in Information Technology during his 40-year career. Since 1985 most of his work has been in health care. Fowler sat down with us at our annual user conference, the Allscripts Client Experience (ACE), to share his thoughts about Sunrise by AllscriptsTM and Health IT. Here are 10 insights Fowler shared with us: 1. “Automation shines a spotlight on processes that just don’t make sense.” Fowler acknowledges that sometimes the organization is grateful to find these opportunities. Other times people who own these processes don’t want to fix them. 2. “We call them disruptive technologies for a reason: They disrupt current practice. But a lot of times current practice is not the best way to do business.” For example, in a […]