Christian Steps In As CHIME Board Chair

Chuck Christian, VP/CIO, St. Francis Hospital

Starting next month, Chuck Christian, VP and CIO of St. Francis Hospital, will begin his term as CHIME’s 2015 Board of Trustees Chair. He succeeds Randy McCleese, whose term will end on December 31. “I’m humbled and feel extremely fortunate to lead CHIME during this critical and transformative time in healthcare,” said Christian. “I look […]

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Another Year, Another Target

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

Last year, it was Target. The discount retailer was hacking, resulting in the theft of credit and debit card data from 70 million accounts, and a whole lot of negative publicity. Then a few days ago, news hit of a hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment that has the international company reeling. Only this time, it […]

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Panel Discussion: Women In IT Leadership, Part 2

Bobbie Byrne, MD, System VP& CIO, Edward Elmhurst Healthcare

Attributes of successful leaders
“We’ve become mentors because we’ve had great mentors.”
Byrne’s football analogy
Encouraging timid women to “speak up”
Benefits of professional networks — “How do we reach out and leverage the people that can help us?”
Guarding against being “too busy”

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Kyle Johnson, SVP & CIO, Eastern Maine Healthcare, Chapter 3

Kyle Johnson, SVP & CIO, Eastern Maine HealthCare

Major M&A at CHE Trinity — “When is large too large?”
Data management as a differentiator in mergers
Acquiring Mercy — “There’s a lot of heavy lifting that has to go on.”
When it’s time for a change — “You have to be really ready, and I was.”
Size versus agility
Cultural fit — “If you pick wrong, it can be pretty miserable”

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Scary Can Be Good

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

“If one more person says to me, ‘I don’t understand how you can commute to the city when you have kids,’ I’m going to lose my mind,” my friend Hope said a few weeks ago. “I’m not the only person who commutes from my town.” She is, however, one of just a few moms from […]

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