A Leader In Hiding

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

“Richard, why did you run? Running only makes you look guilty.” “I wasn’t worrying about appearances, Walter.” Several times over the past few weeks, the exchange above from the 1993 remake The Fugitive has popped into my head. Not because I’m on the lam, but because I’m a football fan who has watched in disbelief […]

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Getting Back To Zero

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

Chris Walden’s recent post really inspired me. Your identity — how you see yourself — is a critical component to success in life, bodily, mentally, spiritually, financially, and relationally. Your view of yourself significantly impacts your value as an employee, spouse, parent, or friend. I was at a conference last week that featured Peyton Manning […]

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A Partner In Accountability

Christopher Walden, Director of IS, Health First (former 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, Director of IS, Health First (former 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, VP of Patient Access, Clinovations

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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