The Quest For Just Right

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

“I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I actually miss the daily calls.” I knew things hadn’t been going well at work for my friend Courtney, and yet still, I was surprised by what she said. To say she had been micromanaged at her previous job was an understatement. The daily calls — during which […]

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Rick Allen, CIO, Southern Regional Medical Center, Chapter 1

Rick Allen, CIO, Southern Regional Medical Center

About Southern Regional
Making data “push, not pull”
Change management — “You struggle with how much the organization can absorb at once.”
Yellow-lighting projects
Research before the role to walk in “with your eyes open.”
Cleaning up a fragmented IT environment

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What Keeps Business Booming

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

“Hey buddy, how are things going? I haven’t seen you in a while,” I said to Rick, a business owner who also has an office in the building where I have mine. “Well, things are a little hairy right now,” he said. I could tell he was stressed. “What’s going on?” I asked. “My parents […]

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Dealing With The Expected

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

When I’m conducting an interview, there are few things I always want to happen. I want the person to become comfortable enough with me to open up, and I want to learn something new. One thing that always helps move that along is when the subject and I have a shared interest. It doesn’t have […]

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Sue Schade, CIO, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Chapter 2

Sue Schade, CIO, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers

Driving culture change
“You have to get people to a state of readiness.”
Traits of a successful CIO — “A good balance of strategic and operational.”
Avoiding the black box
IT as ‘part of the extended care team’
Her blog — “I wanted to share my experience and lessons.”
Avoiding the blame game

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