Why Is Online Patient Access A Myth?

Paul Roemer, CEO, Pale Rhino Consulting

Two weeks ago Washington announced an agreement in principle with our new best friends Iran to slow Iran’s ability to build nuclear weapons. I thought we wanted to stop Iran’s ability to have a nuclear weapon, but I was not invited to the meetings. This week’s television coverage shows a US aircraft carrier shadowing an Iranian ship […]


It’s Not Always About Timing

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

“They offered me a promotion,” I told my husband. And yet, the expression on my face didn’t exude any excitement. It was clear I didn’t want to take it. Things had been going downhill at my company for a while, and the offer of more money and increased responsibility was too little, too late. “They’ll […]


You Don’t Beat The Boss

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

“How could she let this happen to me?” I wondered. “She must not know what he’s doing. If she only found out, she’d put a stop to this,” I thought. It had just been made clear to me that in the eyes of my boss (the “he” above) I’d gone from hero to zero, from […]


Sarah Richardson, CIO, NCH Healthcare System, Chapter 1

Sarah Richardson, CIO, NCH Healthcare System

About NCH
Cerner in hospitals & physician practices
Fully outsourced IT shop — “It feels like we have 80-plus people when we only have 52”
NCH’s “matrixed” reporting structure
Reaching HIMSS Stage 7
“There’s no such thing as paperless.”
Smart room technology


The Difference Between Note Taking And List Making

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

If Johnny Cash had a to-do list, it would be something like this: 1. Not Smoke 2. Kiss June 3. Not Kiss Anyone Else 4. Cough 5. Pee 6. Eat 7. Not eat too much 8. Worry 9. Go see mama 10. Practice Piano. Lists are part of everyone’s life. You cannot get away from […]