A Tale Of Two Tributes

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

When my older brother Pat was in his final days, he had two priorities. The first was to spend as much time as possible with friends and family, allowing us the chance to share memories and say goodbye, a privilege not everyone has with loved ones. The second was to make sure his sons, Soren […]

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Sue Schade, CIO, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Chapter 1

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

2014 CIO of the Year — “It truly has been an honor.”
Being a role model
Her road to CIO
Leaving Partners after 13 years — “I wanted to have a broader role.”
Jumping into an Epic rollout at UMich
Being the new CIO
Dealing with history and baggage — “It’s a new day.”

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Kristin Darby, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Chapter 2

Kristin Darby, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Patient engagement & entertainment platform
Personalized treatment
Rebuilding analytics — “It requires a heavy IT investment.”
Using consultants
Staff engagement — “It’s incredibly important to me.”
Rounding & face-to-face talks to “feel the pulse of the facility.”

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What Scales Can’t Measure

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

Every once in a while, I get writer’s block. It doesn’t happen often, thankfully. But when it does, it hits me hard. Without warning, I’ll find that the messy but plentiful pile of ideas that usually occupy my head have disappeared, and I have nothing to say. (Again, this is very rare. Just ask my […]

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Kristin Darby, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Chapter 1

Kristin Darby, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

About CTCA
“We provide an integrated approach to cancer care”
Engaging patients — “They’re part of the care team.”
Videoconferencing to communicate with scattered staff
Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager
Personalized care
Heavy portal usage — “It’s part of the culture that we build around.”

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