Senior Director of Information Systems at Johns Hopkins, Steven F. Mandell delivered Grand Rounds at Hopkins today. The title of the talk, "Meaningful Use: Implications for Johns Hopkins, the Region, and the Nation."
It was broadcast over the web, accessible through this link: Link: http://webcast.jhu.edu/mediasite/Viewer/?peid=f9aa84017c2040edb3097dd2906dcdf4
These presentations are available on demand; I highly recommend CIOs at senior execs attend the grand rounds literally over a convenient lunch hour.
In this presentation, Steve candidly discusses the realities and challenges of Meaningful Use, and raises the key issues to his usual balanced style. There aren't a lot of world-class institutions, like Hopkins, that are stepping up to the public discussion in video, as professionally as the Hopkins team (Stephanie Reel, Andy Frake, Peter Greene, Harold Lehmann, and the other well-known international leaders at Hopkins). I'd love to see other comparably tiered organizations, like Mayo, Cleveland Clinic and Geissinger join in the dialogue in such a smart and highly available manner.
The substance of the presentation is first class; the video quality is exemplary as well:
There is a substantial improvement using MicroSoft's Silverlight technology, as compared to the Real Video technology used at Hopkins in prior years.
Regardless of the technology, what do you think of the content? That's the bottom line.