What CIOs Can Learn From Apple’s Core Principles

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

Less is more, or so it’s said. In many ways I agree with this statement. I recently downloaded a new app that requires me to rewrite sentences and remove words that are either redundant or non-productive. This process is causing me to think about the words I use when writing and try to be more […]


What Really Happens When The Cat Goes Away

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

It happened four years ago, right around this time. I was checking off all of my tasks before leaving for vacation when I got an email from my editor. It seems she had decided she was also taking the following week off. “Noooooooooo!” I cried (at least, in my head). It was the last thing […]


Breaking The Chains: How CIOs Can Create a Culture of Balance

Sarah Richardson, CIO, NCH Healthcare System

You don’t want to be like bad inventory — first in and last out; stale and not fresh. The days of being lauded for winning the marathon for working the most hours are well behind us. The quantity of hours logged rarely translates to improved quality and often leads to a lack of creativity and […]


Theresa Meadows, SVP & CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System, Chapter 3

Theresa Meadows, SVP/CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System

Her pivotal career moment — “I want your job.”
Learning from mentors
“It’s about really listening to what people say.”
Embracing challenges — “I really didn’t know what I was signing up for when I said yes.”
From nursing to technology
Advice for aspiring CIOs — “It’s not about immediate gratification.”


Don’t Get Taken For A Ride

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

“Two please,” I said to the girl operating the merry-go-round as I handed her a $20 bill. “Tokens only,” she said, pointing to a massive vending machine that looked more suited to dispense kegs than tokens. I moved out of line and over to the machine, attempting to figure out the necessary transaction before all […]