Lead By Example

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

How often have you heard that leaders have to “walk the talk?” But how often has a leader you admire disappointed you with either their comments or behavior? We ask ourselves “what were they thinking?” Being a positive role model and leading by example is something I take very seriously – in both my professional […]

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When A Hot Streak Goes Cold

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

The alarm went off at 5:40 AM as usual. I unplugged my phone and took a bleary-eyed look at my email. In it, I saw an automated report had come in about one of our programs. While hoping to see at least a number of 20, and would have been happier with something closer to […]

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

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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”

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Being Intentional About Intentions

Christopher Walden, Director of IS, Health First (former CIO, HealthAlliance) Hospital

I heard a man years ago say that we judge ourselves by our intentions, while the world judges us by our actions. While driving to work the other morning contemplating the tension that exists between a couple of departments in my organization, I was thinking about what I could do to bring that tension down […]

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Before The Window Closes

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

“Maybe in about 6 months or a year,” I said to my wife. “No,” she said emphatically. “It’s now or never. We’re living at my parents, rent free. Tyler is three months old and we want to have another baby next year, which means I’ll want to work part time and we’ll probably be getting […]

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