Christiana Care CIO presents ‘meaningful use’ pilot

Christiana Care CIO presents ‘meaningful use’ pilot

Randy Gaboriault
Randy Gaboriault, CIO of Christiana Care, gives a presentation at the HIMSS fall event.

At the New Jersey/Delaware Valley chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual fall event, Randy Gaboriault, chief information officer of Christiana Care, gave a keynote presentation about Christiana Care’s unique “meaningful use” pilot program for community physicians.

The pilot program will train and support community physicians to adopt electronic health records in accord with Department of Health and Human Services’ “meaningful use” regulations—guidelines that physicians and hospitals will have to follow to earn incentives for moving from paper to electronic medical files. Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, praised Christiana Care’s pilot program in an editorial in Kaiser Health News this past August.

Gaboriault’s presentation included remarks from Sachin Jain, the special assistant for the Office of National Coordinator of Health IT.