When Jody Albright took the IT reins at Overlake Hospital in December 2008, she had no idea industry-changing legislation was only a month away. And while HITECH has certainly accelerated some of her plans, Albright never expected the job to be a walk in the park. That’s because Overlake was in need of some heavy-duty IT attention, specifically in the areas of network and infrastructure. As Albright says in the following interview with healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra, a shaky infrastructure will keep any CIO up at night. To learn more about this — and many, many other topics — Guerra recently caught up with the Washington-based CIO.
- Disaster recovery, business continuity planning & HITECH
- “It’s extremely expensive, it’s technically difficult”
- Cisco, INX and the network backbone
- “The network is like the veins that carry blood in our bodies”
- Wireless, virtual desktops, & switches, etc
- Surprise glitches – Sometimes you can’t get a break!
- Aerospace REALLY focuses on redundancy
- On social networking, HIMSS & CHIME