The Biggest Mistakes That Healthcare CIOs Are Making

David Miller, CIO, Optimum Healthcare IT (former CIO,  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)

My career in healthcare now spans over 35 years. I started out as a clinician (medical technologist), but have spent the last 20-plus years in the healthcare IT space. I spent several years in the software vendor world, well over 20 years in the healthcare consulting environment, and approximately 10 years in the provider IT […]


Put Your Name On It

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor,

I love a good press conference. And by ‘good,’ I mean one in which an athlete, coach or owner goes off script and provides an unforgettable sound bite. Over the years, we sports fans have witnessed some doozies. There was former Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Mora, whose infamous “Playoffs?!” rant quickly became a staple on […]


Chris Belmont, VP & CIO, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Chapter 1


About MD Anderson
PeopleSoft ERP
From best of breed to Epic
“Transformation is disruptive.”
Staffing up with rapid response teams
Have’s & have-not’s – “Be careful not to create a parallel culture.”
“You can never have enough communication”


Do Blogs Still Matter?

Kirk Kirksey, VP & CIO, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Lose weight? Move to Marfa? Get professional help for my AAD (Android App Download) habit? Yes it’s resolution time again, and along with all of the other weighty issues of life, I’m wondering if I should continue to write my occasional blog at Does it matter? I’ve spent a lot of time with Google […]


Emotional Correctness

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

I did not argue a lot with my parents when I was a teenager. I really just wanted them out of my way so I could do whatever it was I wanted to do. In order for that to happen, I had to cooperate with them at some level. Cleaning my room, getting decent grades, […]