2017 Summits


The Ultimate Top Ten List for the MEDITECH 6.1 Project  What do you need to know for your project – from planning, to implementation, to Go-Live, and beyond?


  • Chris Giroux, MSPA, Manager, Data Management and Integration Services, Information Systems, Northwestern Medical Center
  • Jerree Atkins, Applications Analyst, Frederick Memorial Hospital
  • Eric Carey, CIO, The Valley Hospital
  • Pennie LaFlame, Clinical Help Desk Coordinator, Northwestern Medical Center
  • Paulette Schroeder, Senior Managing Director, Jacobus Consulting
  • Melissa Hall,  Director of Information Services, Calvert Memorial Hospital
  • Kris K. Wilson, MHA, PMP, East Hawaii Region, HHSC

If you are even considering the move to 6.1, you must attend this Summit! This year’s panelists have recently upgraded to versions of 6.1 and are ready to share all the details with you. They will cover hot topics, preparation advice, and lessons learned from their experiences. Come prepared with your own questions, too!



Panelists will answer these questions:

  • Is physician engagement important?
  • How do you manage incoming calls and issues?
  • What about budgeting and materials management?
  • Planning for go-live day – how?
  • What resources are planned versus actually needed?
  • What elements are brand new?

Plus specific and detailed experiences with:

  • Data Repository, Interfaces and Conversions
  • Programming
  • Surveillance – Nursing
  • Web Acute/Web ED Updates
  • Optimizing Modules
  • Account-Based

The Future of Physician Practice - with a focus of web-based platforms. Achieving success in the 6.1 web-based milieu


Dr. Deborah Harrigan, MD practices Internal Medicine at Skyhaven Internal Medicine. Over the past 18 months, she has served as CMIO and Physician Liaison for the MEDITECH 6.15 implementation at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in New Hampshire. Her guidance and expertise were key to the successful transition to MEDITECH’s 6.15 platform.

Charles Olson, Jr., MD is the Chief of Staff and Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Stillwater Medical Center in Stillwater, OK.  His desired goal is an EHR that will improve patient care for physicians, medical facilities, and the patients they touch for health and healing.  Dr. Olson is Board Certified in Family Medicine and ABPM - Clinical Informatics.

Dr. Andrew Burchett is one of the medical information officers for Avera Health, acting as a liaison between the medical community and IT. He is also the medical director for Avera McKennan Hospice and Palliative Medicine and has been with Avera for 14 years. Avera is based in Sioux Falls, SD, an is made of 38 hospitals and 900 providers at more than 190 locations in the upper Midwest.