Ken Gilles, Associate CIO, Essentia Health, Chapter 3

Ken Gilles, CIO, West Region, and Associate Corporate CIO, Essentia Health

Patient engagement touch points
From programmer to CIO — “I’ve always wanted to be in a leadership position”
Lessons learned from M&A
Working with Dennis Dassenko
Balancing regional & system roles
“The pace of the change just continues to ratchet up.”

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Rick Follett, CIO, Good Samaritan Health System, Chapter 3

Rick Follett, CIO, Good Samaritan Health System

Career path twists and turns
From Good Sam to consulting and back
“When you’re a CIO, you’re an owner.”
Benefits of CHIME — “As we help each other, we improve the profession.”
The pace of MU
“It’s still the number one thing on the minds of CIOs.”

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Bryan Bliven, CIO, University of Missouri Health Care, Chapter 3

Bryan Bliven, CIO, University of Missouri Health Care

From HIMSS stage 2 to 7 — “We treated it like a project.”
Quality improvement
Enabling the staff to “recognize the amount of change we’d taken on.”
From Cerner to MU Health
A “different scope of responsibility” as interim CIO
CHIME Boot Camp – “It was a great resource on how to approach the role.”

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Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine, Chapter 3

Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine

The balancing act of innovation & day-to-day tasks
Creating “the healthcare organization of the future”
Recruiting analysts from outside health IT
14 years at U of C
The role that was “too good to pass up”
Opportunities for today’s CIOs
“The learning doesn’t end.”

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Michael Martz, CIO, Meadville Medical Center, Chapter 3

Michael Martz, CIO, Meadville Medical Center

From Seattle to PA
First healthcare CIO role — “I’m constantly on a learning curve”
Meadville’s “strong focus on virtualization”
Downtime for “the most absurd reason”
His leadership philosophy — “It’s figuring out how to serve them.”
Being beta tester #1

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