Life In The Swamp

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

“Ottawa, best known as the capital of Canada, also features the National Gallery of Canada, the annual Bluesfest, winter skating on the Rideau Canal — and, perhaps, a staggering amount of illicit sex.” Now THAT’S a great lead, I thought, reading on to learn that the recently hacked (and possibly in the process of being […]

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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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Don’t Apologize for Making Other People Uncomfortable

Sarah Richardson, CIO, NCH Healthcare System

We’ve all been there. You’re at the end of a well-planned and successful meeting where you are applauded for your vision and ability to see the bigger picture. You are on a euphoric cloud as you realize all the time, energy, and resources it took to turn this idea into a reality were worth it. You are […]

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Two Oars In Motion

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

“That’s why I picked you,” my wife will half joke on the infrequent occasions when she feels my behavior warrants kudos. More often than not, the comment is in reference to some fatherly duties I’ve carried out admirably with the kids. Her point, of course, is that our union was not happenstance, serendipity, or any […]

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Through Someone Else’s Eyes

Christopher Walden, Director of IS, Health First (former CIO, HealthAlliance) Hospital

The call bell light was on as I walked past the room. This was one of those days I was lucky enough to be rounding with our Vice President of Nursing. She just has this inner sense of when someone is in need. Without missing a beat, she knocked on the door and asked if […]

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