What Really Happens When The Cat Goes Away

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

It happened four years ago, right around this time. I was checking off all of my tasks before leaving for vacation when I got an email from my editor. It seems she had decided she was also taking the following week off. “Noooooooooo!” I cried (at least, in my head). It was the last thing […]

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Patty Lavely, SVP & CIO, Gwinnett Health System, Chapter 1

Patty Lavely, SVP & CIO, Gwinnett Health System

About Gwinnett Health System
Navigating a major EHR selection process
Strong demo participation — “We’re trying to obtain as much input as possible.”
Acquiring primary care practices
Georgia’s HIE model — “A network of networks”
Challenges of attesting to MU 2 with Horizon

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Steve Stanic, VP & CIO, Mississippi Baptist Health System, Chapter 2

Steve Stanic, VP & CIO, Mississippi Baptist Health System

Patient portals — “The toughest measure to hit.”
His team’s 5-point engagement strategy
Shifting responsibilities
Mississippi Affiliated Network
“We needed a strategy so we’re not always at the mercy of Medicare or Blue Cross.”
Improving throughput — “That’s the name of the game now.”

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Theresa Meadows, SVP & CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System, Chapter 3

Theresa Meadows, SVP/CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System

Her pivotal career moment — “I want your job.”
Learning from mentors
“It’s about really listening to what people say.”
Embracing challenges — “I really didn’t know what I was signing up for when I said yes.”
From nursing to technology
Advice for aspiring CIOs — “It’s not about immediate gratification.”

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Learning To Go With The Flow

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

“That’s three accidents so far,” I texted my husband at 9:15 a.m. “Make that four.” It was the first day of potty training my twins, and it wasn’t going well. Now, I had figured there would be an accident or two, but I never once envisioned spending half the day cleaning. I was at my […]

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