James Wellman, CIO, Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Chapter 2

James Wellman, CIO, Comanche County Memorial Hospital

Breaking out of break/fix mode
Transparency with the board — “This is where you are. Here’s what we need to do.”
Challenging vendor parameters with EMC
“The costs are the costs; we need to manage how we do this”
Data & network overhaul
Partnering with Brocade — “We sold them on the concept.”


Plans, Processes, People: Lessons From A Successful EHR Implementation

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

I recently had the opportunity to talk about lessons learned from EHR implementations as part of the faculty for the “Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care” course at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). And yes, I was fortunate to make it in and out of Boston between snowstorms for the one day […]


The Delicate Start To A Successful CIO-Vendor Relationship

Dan Morreale, President, NJ HIMSS (former CIO, Riverside Healthcare System)

In an earlier essay, I wrote about how a great relationship between a vendor and a CIO is like a Tango. It is an association in which there is dependence, alliance, consanguinity and passion toward coordinated goals. Shortly after that blog, I received a note from a (vendor) friend asking how best to develop that […]


The Dark Side Of Accessibility

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

It’s probably not as bad as they’re saying, I thought, as I listened to sports radio hosts dissect the latest drama involving the New York Knicks. A few weeks ago, James Dolan, CEO of both the Knicks and Cablevision, received an email from a lifelong fan criticizing the job he has done. This was his […]


Creating A Culture That Finishes Strong

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

Look around you right now, wherever you are reading this. Look around you and see how many things are unfinished. If you are in your office, are there reports or dashboards that represent lists of projects or initiatives that remain undone? If you are at home, do you see things around the house that have […]