Another Year, Another Target

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

Last year, it was Target. The discount retailer was hacking, resulting in the theft of credit and debit card data from 70 million accounts, and a whole lot of negative publicity. Then a few days ago, news hit of a hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment that has the international company reeling. Only this time, it […]

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Email Overload — Does Anyone Have The Answer?

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

Spoiler alert! I don’t have the answer, and I want to learn from others. I remember the old days before email: we relied on talking to each other and on written communications that came on paper. On the day before a vacation, I would finalize reports, make copies, and stuff them into inter-office envelopes after I’d […]

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Michael Skvarenina, VP & CIO, Holy Name Medical Center, Chapter 3

Michael Skvarenina, VP & CIO, Holy Name Medical Center

Multiple patient portals — “It’s really not user-friendly.”
Acting CIO for nearly a decade
From vendor to provider side
“I’ve never let go of software design and development”
WebHIS blog
“With passion, anything is possible”
Holy Name’s development “Dream Team”

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Culture Change, Slow And Steady

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

You start in a new leadership position and you want to make changes.  Should be easy, right? After all, you’re the boss. You call the shots. Not so. You inherit a history and a culture, ways of working and thinking and behaving. You inherit a leadership team and a staff. You inherit a department that […]

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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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