McLeod Health creates EHR optimization exec position, team amid Cerner transition

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McLeod Health on Jan. 7 announced Marie Saleeby, RN, will become senior vice president of workflow optimization, a new position created to improve EHR usage at the Florence, S.C.-based health system.

Ms. Saleeby's new role, effective in mid-February, will focus on finding ways to improve the integration of McLeod Health hospitals and its medical practice EHRs. The health system, which comprises seven hospitals, will upgrade its Cerner EHR next month.

In her new role, Ms. Saleeby will use resources from Operational Effectiveness in cooperation with Matt Reich, senior vice president and CIO at McLeod Health, as well as the health system's information system support services. Ms. Saleeby currently serves as administrator and senior vice president of McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.

Ms. Saleeby will lead McLeod Health's workflow optimization team as it adapts to a more standardized EHR system and streamline clinical and supportive workflows.

"As administrator of McLeod Regional Medical Center, I have seen the challenge of moving from paper to electronic medical records," Ms, Saleeby said in the news release. "This is not a McLeod issue. This is a national issue… Patients are feeling they are not getting the attention they deserve. And nurses and [physicians] are increasingly facing frustration."

Ms. Saleeby joined McLeod Health in 1988 as nursing director for the McLeod Surgeical Intensive Care Unit. She has since assumed various leadership roles at the health system, including CNO and vice president for patient care services.

John McLeod will succeed Ms. Saleeby as administrator of McLeod Regional Medical Center.

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