Inspiration Is Everywhere

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

“Tell me something good,” I said to my husband. I was grieving the loss of my older brother, who passed away earlier this year after a two-year battle with cancer, and I needed to hear something positive. And so Dan, who lost his mother to cancer seven years ago, indulged me by talking about the […]

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Julie Bonello, CIO, Access Community Health Network, Chapter 3

Julie Bonello, CIO, ACCESS Community Health Network

Staff retention — providing “great growth opportunities.”
Role of IT in improving care
Referral flow between hospitals and specialists
Background in nursing, researching & consulting
Aligning with community health centers — “That’s where all of us are beginning to migrate.”
The unique opportunity for today’s CIOs

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Chad Eckes, CIO, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Chapter 4

Chad Eckes, CIO, Wake Forest Baptist Health

High cost of archiving data
Project Sunset
Advisory councils for prioritization
“I’m blessed in this enterprise for having very active partners.”
Balancing strategic initiatives with operational needs
ITS organizational structure
“The most important draw here was the people.”

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A Window Into The Patient’s World

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

The timing couldn’t have been better. I had spent the evening coercing my toddlers to eat dinner, wrestling them into — and then out of — the bath, and refereeing fights, all while listening to the same episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse over and over again. I felt defeated. So instead of jumping right into […]

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Survey: CIOs Question The Value Proposition Of Integration

Connecting with providers is a key priority for CIOs

As more health systems transition to an ACO model, CIOs face mounting pressures to align with independent practices and to create an integrated platform across the system. But for those organizations that aren’t there yet, some are beginning to question whether it’s all worth it. According to the November healthsystemCIO.com SnapSurvey, the large majority (83 […]

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