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    Debra Downs


    This may seem like an off-the-wall question.  Our current Cloverleaf position is in our CIS Department due to the majority of the data being clinical in nature, and the fact that it’s my position and I prefered CIS to IS at the time.

    I’m moving on to another position within CIS, but now IS wants to take the position back due to it being technical in nature.

    I would like to find out from those of you interested in responding, which department is Cloverleaf based in at your facility, and is there a specific reason why.

    Thank you in advance,

    Debbie Downs

    Kadlec Medical Center

    Richland, WA

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    • #65364

      We are in Information Systems. The group is called the “Interfaces and Integration Group”.

      -- Max Drown (Infor)

    • #65365
      Glenn Friedenreich

      Hi Debbie – Our interface team (6 of us) is part of the clinical systems group within our IT department.  The IT department also has a financial systems group and an infrastructure group.  But since the majority of our interfaces are clinical in nature, it made sense to have us as part of the clinical group.

      – Glenn

    • #65366
      Kevin Crist

      debbie, we have ours in IS. Part of our staff  clinical analyst, and financial analyst. There are two of us who deal with Cloverleaf itself. We have a few departments that have their server’s and applications in their own department but are not IT people and want us to do the keep-up on.

    • #65367
      Vince Angulo

      Hi Debbie,

    • #65368
      Robert Kersemakers

      Hello Debbie,

      The two of us are part of the group ‘Application Management’ and belong to the ICT department.

      Zuyderland Medisch Centrum; Heerlen/Sittard; The Netherlands

    • #65369
      Alan James

      We’re small, so our CIS is our IS…  It’s the age-old question for which my philosophy is:  you need a clinical background to truly understand and perform the technical functions of your systems support.  In a perfect world, you’d have the systems analyst who knows tcl, has had Quovadx training, and started life in an allied health field with several years of that experience.  It wouldn’t hurt to know database design and to be an HL7 expert, a DICOM authority, and a pretty fair sysadmin kind of person.  None of which is helping you with your question, is it?  If I had to choose, I’d put the interface engine with the clinical folks.

    • #65370
      Eric Sligh

      Ours in in our IS department but we do not have a CIS department. I am the only engine person at our hospital. That is not always a good thing.

    • #65371
      Gary Atkinson

      I am the only interface person in our IS department.  I also maintain some Cerner modules.  I guess I am a hybrid IS person.  I had 10 years laboratory experience, before moving to IS 3 ago.  I think it does help in understanding the clinicians needs when implementating a new clinical interface.  By no means am I a Tcl guru, but I get by.   8)

    • #65372
      Robert Milfajt

      CIS is part of IS in our facility, but Cloverleaf falls under the auspice of the Analytics and Data Services team.

      Robert Milfajt
      Northwestern Medicine
      Chicago, IL

    • #65373
      Richard Hart

      With the current Health IT contract, we started off as a team within Tech Services, now we are a team with the Application Portfolio Management group.

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