We Need To Do Better

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

One month ago today, I lost my older brother Pat to cancer. He wasn’t just my brother. He was a great friend, a role model, and the Godfather to my daughter. He touched so many lives, as was evident by the crowds of people who came to pay their respects and the many who have […]


Fernando Martinez, SVP & CIO, Parkland Hospital & Health System, Chapter 1

Fernando Martinez, SVP & CIO, Parkland Hospital & Health System

About Parkland
“Primarily an Epic shop”
Attesting to MU stage 2
Safety net hospitals & care transitions
Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI)
Reducing readmissions using predictive analytics
Focus on innovation — “I feel very privileged to be here.”


Survey: CIOs Can Play – But It Takes Work

CIOs Are Getting Away - Even If They Still Check In

There’s nothing easy about getting out of the office, but CIOs are doing it. According to the July healthsystemCIO.com SnapSurvey, the vast majority (92 percent) of respondents plan to take a vacation this year. One CIO said spending time away is a “survival tactic” in today’s hectic health IT environment, and another stated that work-life […]


Mitchel Krieger, Associate CIO, Cleveland Clinic, Chapter 1

Mitchel Krieger, MD, Associate CIO, Cleveland Clinic

About Cleveland Clinic
His role as associate CIO
EHR & imaging consulting through MyPractice Healthcare Solutions
Offering Epic to non-affiliated docs
Reporting to Dr. Harris — “The architect of our IT strategies.”
Early Epic adopter
Creating “customizable EHR solutions”


Dan Waltz, VP & CIO, MidMichigan Health, Chapter 3


His career path
“Taking the Epic project and being the lead gave me clinical experience.”
Trust but verify
Making patient care personal — “If it was my mom, what would I do?”
Biggest obstacles for CIOs
Long-term & short-term goals for MidMichigan
Work-life balance