When It’s Okay To Be Soft

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

“What do you want for lunch? Should we stop for a slice?” Dan asked me. “No,” I replied. “I want to go somewhere and sit down and eat a meal.” It was Monday, around noon. We had started our move on Friday (after several weeks of packing), and although most of the furniture had been […]


Finding A Path Forward

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

“I want to increase our webinar registration numbers,” Nancy said, showing the natural desire of every salesperson to improve the product they’re bringing to market — in this case, sponsorships. Upon hearing this, I went into my defense and denial mode. “Hey, the numbers are what they are. This is a quality, not a quantity […]


Survey: CIOs Committed To Their Vendor, But With Eyes Wide Open


Vendors, take note: If you don’t deliver, you’re out. With CIOs facing mounting pressures, the relationship with their core vendor is becoming increasingly critical. And although most are generally satisfied, they’re willing to make some noise — or even walk — if things go south, according to the April healthsystemCIO.com Snap Survey, which found that […]


Is It Time To Eliminate Meaningful Use?

Dale Sanders, SVP for Strategy, Health Catalyst (former CIO, Cayman Islands HSA)

The core premise in this blog is: Federal Meaningful Use (MU) requirements are well-intended, but like a teacher who “teaches to the test,” the program created a very complicated system that might pass the test of MU, but is not producing meaningful results for patients and clinicians. As reported in MedScape, the first formal study […]


Dave Garrett, SVP & CIO, Novant Health, Chapter 1

Dave Garrett, SVP & CIO, Novant Health

About Novant
From 90 billing systems & 12 EMRs to 1 integrated system (Epic)
Completing a 5-year rollout in 2 years
“Bigger and bigger” waves
Novant Health Community Connect
Getting past cost — “You can always find something cheaper.”
One patient, one record, one remarkable experience