Bigger Than You

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

If all of you who were reading this right now decided to start your own blog, what would you call it? Just off the top of your head, what would its name be, and what would you want it to be about? Chris Walden and I started our blog over two years ago, and our […]


Seeking Shelter From The Storm

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor,

It seems like just months ago that ONC was welcoming Jacob Reider as the acting National Coordinator, and bidding farewell to Farzad Mostashari and his trademark bowtie, as well as David Muntz. In fact, it was just months ago — 13, to be exact. Since that time, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health […]


The Real Leader On The Field

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief,

“The work gets done through other people. I may have the title, but I’m not the boss. A lot of guys who do what I do consider themselves the quarterback — to use another football analogy — but the position I feel I’ve always played is the one of center, because the people who really […]


Networking, Learning, and Giving Back

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

I’m heading to the CHIME Fall Forum for a few days. Many of my health care CIO colleagues will be there. I look forward to the chance to network and learn from them in track sessions, and hear from keynote speakers. I’m even being pressed into service on a panel called “Leadership Stories Worth Telling” as […]


Mark Zirkelbach, CIO, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Chapter 3

Mark Zirkelbach, CIO, Loma Linda University Medical Center

5-year plan – “the vital few”
Pre-vetting requests
Partnering with business
CIO of ambulatory multispecialty group — “That was a phenomenal experience”
Loma Linda’s mission ‘to make man whole’
MU — “That’ll be just the floor for us.”