Edith Dees, President & CEO, CAPSYN (Former Longtime CIO), Chapter 2

CIO role at St. Mary’s
Maine’s “very progressive PC physicians”
Replacing legacy systems — “It was at the tipping point.”
Merging 3 systems into 1 with SMS
The “consultant glow”
Early career as ICU nurse — “Each alarm meant something to me. I get that.”

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Jennifer Laughlin Mueller, CIO, Watertown Regional Medical Center, Chapter 3

Climbing the ladder at WRMC
Reporting directly to the CEO — “I learned so much from him.”
Her career-defining moment
“What I love to do is empower people to take that passion and run with it.”
Value of mentoring — “It makes me feel really good.”
Her father’s advice
Volunteer work with WHIMA

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Jennifer Laughlin Mueller, CIO, Watertown Regional Medical Center, Chapter 2

Challenge with 5 percent rule
Early MU adopter — “It served us well participating in it.”
WISHIN “as a hub and spoke”
2-factor authentication for remote users
“We want to make sure we’re protecting patient information.”
17 years at Watertown Regional — “I just kept getting more opportunities.”

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Jim Venturella, CIO, WVU Medicine, Chapter 3

Taking over for Rich King — “Our thinking was very similar.”
Pushing for an “A”
The “blessing & curse” of being in consulting
7 years at UPMC
IT’s role in organizational strategy
Prioritization challenge for CIOs — “There’s always more work than you’ve got time.”

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Are You Ready To Follow Your Dream?

From having finances in order to never burning bridges, there were a number of steps former CIO Steve Huffman put into place so he would be able to take advantage of a life-changing opportunity.

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