Rick Follett, CIO, Good Samaritan Health System, Chapter 1

Rick Follett, CIO, Good Samaritan Health System

About Good Samaritan
Looking at a potential merger to “take advantage of scaled economies.”
McKesson Paragon in hospital, Medent in ambulatory
Data integration through CCDs
MU as a top priority
“Drilling deeper” to manage population health
Patient portal “proxy access”


The Real City Builders

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

Will Obamacare fix the healthcare issues facing our nation? Will raising minimum wage really bring some people out of poverty? These are politically charged questions that are facing our nation today, and history will be the storyteller on how effective these initiatives, and others like them, are in solving the complex issues they represent. These […]


Bryan Bliven, CIO, University of Missouri Health Care, Chapter 2

Bryan Bliven, CIO, University of Missouri Health Care

The “game-changing” patient portal
Cerner EHR & GE scheduling
Improving care transitions — “We’re not just doing this for MU.”
Stage 2 practice run
Slow progress of MU 2 — “I’m not surprised.”
New ICD-10 strategy
Foresight with new building design


How To Choose And Use References

Bonnie Siegel, Healthcare IT Recruiter, Witt/Kieffer

At some point in your career — when you being considered as a candidate for a new opportunity — you will be asked to produce three to five business references. This is only a challenge if you haven’t kept in touch with former bosses, colleagues or subordinates, and then all of a sudden need to […]


Listen And Learn: Why I Host Staff Breakfasts

Sue Schade, CIO, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers

Last November, I started the practice of hosting monthly breakfasts for up to 20 of my department staff at a time. We skipped two months around the time of our major inpatient go live in June. That means I’ve spent time with at least 160 staff getting to know them, listening to their concerns and answering […]