A Partner In Accountability

Christopher Walden, VP & CIO, HealthAlliance Hospital

Does a magician believe his own magic? Is there a point in time where he practices a trick so many times that in the end he himself believes it to be true? I have never thought of myself as magician, but I will have to admit there is something magical about being able rationalize anything; […]

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The Technology Blame Game

Christopher Walden, VP & CIO, HealthAlliance Hospital

Recently, I was sitting with some peers at an employee celebration luncheon. One of the guys on our team is part of the millennial generation, while the rest of us represent either the baby boomer generation or Gen X. Someone made a comment that referenced a TV show from the 1970s; our Gen X friend […]

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Does The Patient Experience Last Only 4.5 Days?

Paul Roemer, CEO, Pale Rhino Consulting

The CEO of Texas Health Resources stated in the December 2013 issue of HealthLeaders Magazine that “hospitals are used to being accountable for about 4.5 days.” Four-and-a-half days represents the average length of stay for inpatients — I think the use of the word ‘inpatients’ could be considered redundant. Also in the article is the fact that Texas […]

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Don’t Go Incognito

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks — or living in an alternate universe where cable TV and social media don’t exist — you know about the latest black eye on the face of the NFL, the nation’s most successful sports league. In late October, Jonathan Martin, offensive tackle for […]

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Waving Goodbye To The One That Got Away

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

It wasn’t your ordinary day at the office. About 10 years ago, the editors at the publication where I worked had landed an interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. The neurosurgeon best known for his stints as medical correspondent on CNN, best-selling author, and former White House Fellow was going to grace the cover of our […]

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