How To Run Your IT Shop Like A Business

Getting the most out of your IT department means more than being efficient, it means taking these 10 steps to align more effectively with other departments in the organization, says CIO David Chou.

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Reducing Costs While Increasing Value

Except for maybe start-up technology companies, there isn’t an IT department anywhere that has an open checkbook. In health care, we know all too well the need to manage costs while answering what seems to be an insatiable demand for technology solutions. CIOs need to understand the technical debt of a large application portfolio and the […]

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Before You Ask For More Money

“It’s $160/year. Okay for me to give them my new credit card number?” Nancy emailed me on Monday. “Sure. You need it, right?” I responded reflexively. “It’s how I send the WMV webinar files to clients, so yes,” she replied, referencing the product that was formerly called YouSendIt, now HighTail. Now, the old me (the […]

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Jeff Pearson, VP & CIO, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, Chapter 3

Collaborating with BS&W on population health
Leading a staff of 135
His strong team of directors
“There’s power in scarcity.”
Reflecting on the past 2 years — “The organization has absorbed a lot of change.”
Trinity’s 5-year strategic plan
Learning from Northwestern Memorial

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HIMSS Analytics: Efficiency Is Top Operational Priority for Hospitals

When it comes to hospital operations, efficiency has become a top priority. In a report evaluating the use of health IT applications in US hospitals, HIMSS Analytics identified bed management, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and financial modeling applications as the areas positioned for the most growth among hospitals. Using data from the HIMSS Analytics Database, […]

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