From Abu Dhabi to Mississippi: A Global Perspective On Change Management

David Chou, CIO, University of Mississippi Medical Center

The ability to cope with change is something that the executives of any institution have to deal with on a regular basis. Change can be viewed as both a positive and negative situation in an organization. What makes a leader stand out is the ability to enforce a positive change that benefits the organization. CIOs […]


Spencer Hamons, CIO & COO, Taos Health Systems, Chapter 3

Spencer Hamons, CIO & COO, Taos Health Systems

Master’s in leadership
“We’re expected to have an advanced degree and the knowledge to back up our credentials.”
Creating “a sense of urgency” among his team
On-the-job project management training
Being recruited into health IT — “We’re starting a new thing called a WAN and you’re our guy.
The mentor who taught him to be a CIO


Daniel Nigrin, CIO & SVP of IS, Boston Children’s Hospital, Chapter 4

Daniel Nigrin, CIO & Senior VP of IS, Children's Hospital Boston

The word “innovation” is tossed around a lot these days, but when your organization is located at “the nexus of IT” — a neighborhood in Boston that houses some of the most cutting-edge IT shops in the country — it’s not just a term; it’s a way of life. It means having a long history […]


Understanding The Brave New Millennial World

John Halamka, MD, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

During my freshman year in high school, I was asked to write a major project paper. Armed with only an electric typewriter and access to a local library, I decided to write a comprehensive summary of the engineering principles used in Leonardo Da Vinci’s inventions spanning 80 single-spaced pages. The only way I could do […]


What Winning Really Means

Joey Hobbs, CIO, Community Hospital Anderson

I grew up in a competitive environment with two brothers and a slew of other boys in our neighborhood all around the same age. I remember spending the summers playing baseball, basketball, or a game we made up until our parents made us come home for dinner. By playing basketball with my brothers, I learned […]