Flexing The Twitter Muscles

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

“Nothing good ever comes from Twitter.” I heard it a few months ago after yet another athlete became embroiled in a social media scandal, and I was starting to agree. This time it was a football player who hit ‘favorite’ on a Twitter post — during a game his team was playing. Granted he was […]

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James Wellman, CIO, Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Chapter 2

James Wellman, CIO, Comanche County Memorial Hospital

Breaking out of break/fix mode
Transparency with the board — “This is where you are. Here’s what we need to do.”
Challenging vendor parameters with EMC
“The costs are the costs; we need to manage how we do this”
Data & network overhaul
Partnering with Brocade — “We sold them on the concept.”

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Gene Thomas, VP & CIO, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, Chapter 2

Gene Thomas, VP & CIO, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport

The evolving CIO role
“Analytics is not the answer; it’s a large part of the answer.”
Data-driven decision making
Selling the board on analytics — “It’s important to build consensus.”
The CIO’s many hats
Portal adoption is “fundamental and pivotal in terms of population management.”
Learning from Google, Apple & Walmart

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Chad Brisendine, VP & CIO, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Chapter 3

Chad Brisendine, VP & CIO, St Luke’s Hospital & Health Network

‘Laser focus’ on innovation
Prioritization — “I haven’t been in a place that doesn’t struggle with it.”
200 IT projects
Growing through the ranks at Christus — “It was a great learning ground.”
Being part of a “major EHR consolidation”
Choosing St. Luke’s — “I knew they were ready for a change within IT.”

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James Wellman, CIO, Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Chapter 1

James Wellman, CIO, Comanche County Memorial Hospital

About Comanche County
McKesson in acute, eClinicalWorks in ambulatory
Transition from Horizon to Paragon — “It was quite an interesting challenge.”
Outsourced IT & the “added layer of complexity.”
Attesting to MU — “It wasn’t ‘we barely made it.’
Continued optimization with Paragon 13 — “It’s another opportunity to tackle.”

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