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CIOs, CMOs Share EHR, Telehealth Adoption Experiences
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It hasn’t been an easy year for Linda Butler, MD, or her colleagues at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh, NC.

As vice president of medical affairs as well as CMO/CMIO, she and her team have had to help manage the hospital’s Magnet status reaccreditation, Ebola preparedness, and its three-year review by The Joint Commission.

They’ve also had to assist with the delicate implementation of Rex’s electronic medical record system, an Epic installation. “You replace an EMR maybe once a decade, you go through Magnet accreditation every four years, and TJC every three years. We did all of that in about six months,” she says.