How To Make Any Problem Worse

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

Do you ever complain? It’s rhetorical, because of course you do, we all do. We complain about traffic, our jobs, our kids, our marriages, our bosses and much more. Last week I ended up in the hospital for a few days and complained about the beeping and the food containers. Why do we complain so […]

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How To Prune A Culture

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, and, like any good kid, I had chores. One of them, which I actually enjoyed, was mowing the lawn. In the Chicago area the grass is soft, and the enemy of that soft grass is a weed we called crabgrass. I pulled it whenever I saw it and […]

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Harmony In Division

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

It is very difficult for me to avoid commenting on some critical issues being addressed in the United States right now. The issue of same sex marriage is polarizing, and to top that off, we are headed into another presidential election where there will first be bashing within party lines trying to get a spot, […]

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What CIOs Can Learn From Apple’s Core Principles

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

Less is more, or so it’s said. In many ways I agree with this statement. I recently downloaded a new app that requires me to rewrite sentences and remove words that are either redundant or non-productive. This process is causing me to think about the words I use when writing and try to be more […]

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When You Shouldn’t Follow Your Heart

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

I have a love/hate relationship with cars. It started when I began driving at the age of 18. Here is the list of cars I have owned and how long I owned them (to the best of my memory): Chevy Chevette 1988-1989 (Used) Pontiac LeMans 1989-1990 (First new car) Nissan 280Z 1992-1993 (Used) Chevy S-10 […]

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