The Argonaut Project Charter

John Halamka, MD, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Yesterday, a group of private sector stakeholders — including athenahealth, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cerner, Epic, Intermountain Health, Mayo Clinic, McKesson, Meditech, Partners Healthcare System, SMART at Boston Children’s Hospital Informatics Program, and The Advisory Board Company — met with HL7 and FHIR leadership to accelerate […]


Treating Failures As Stepping Stones

Christopher Walden, Director of IS, Health First (former CIO, HealthAlliance) Hospital

I try, I really do. I am a husband, a father, a son, a friend, an employee and employer. All of those attributes sit on top and are encased by my strong faith. So when I say, ‘I try,’ what I mean is that I try to walk out my core values in all those […]


Panel Discussion: Women In IT Leadership, Part 2

Bobbie Byrne, MD, System VP& CIO, Edward Elmhurst Healthcare

Attributes of successful leaders
“We’ve become mentors because we’ve had great mentors.”
Byrne’s football analogy
Encouraging timid women to “speak up”
Benefits of professional networks — “How do we reach out and leverage the people that can help us?”
Guarding against being “too busy”


Kyle Johnson, SVP & CIO, Eastern Maine Healthcare, Chapter 3

Kyle Johnson, SVP & CIO, Eastern Maine HealthCare

Major M&A at CHE Trinity — “When is large too large?”
Data management as a differentiator in mergers
Acquiring Mercy — “There’s a lot of heavy lifting that has to go on.”
When it’s time for a change — “You have to be really ready, and I was.”
Size versus agility
Cultural fit — “If you pick wrong, it can be pretty miserable”


Improving Access: What Is Your Best First Step?

Paul Roemer, VP of Patient Access, Clinovations

One of the problems with getting across a new idea is presenting it in a manner that allows others to visualize something they have not seen before. I think people have that problem when it comes to understanding how to recast patient experience and patient access. We have patients, they think to themselves, therefore those […]