Organizational Health, Part 1: How Fit Is Your Team?

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

There is a quote that has appeared often in my email signature line and that I find myself revisiting from time to time: “In tranquillo esse quisque gubernator potest,” which roughly translated means, “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” It is from Publilius Syrus, a Latin writer who died around 29 BC. […]

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How BlackBerry Soured: A Cautionary Tale

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

“Damn you, autocorrect!” It happened yet again. I had fallen victim to autocorrect fail, a phenomenon that has spawned several hilarious blogs and Twitter feeds. My iPhone decided that instead of typing, “I have to pick up Gooby” (the nickname my brother has been saddled with since he was a baby), it wrote: “I have […]

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When The King Becomes Jester

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

“Word is that the company wants us to talk about race relations with customers,” Sally, a barista at a Starbucks I frequent, said. “Have you heard anything about it?” “Not a word,” I said. “Sounds strange. I’ll Google it.” As Sally went back to taking care of customers — the line now 6 deep as […]

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Four Cornerstones Of A Strong Culture

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

There are two questions that can gauge the impact you have as a leader. Two questions that you should listen for as warning signs that the culture in your workplace is not effective. What would he/she do? This question implies that they are thinking about how you would like things done. It indicates that your […]

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No One Wants A Surprise Party

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

“What happened?” my friend Emily asked as I emerged from my boss’ office, looking utterly defeated. I had just endured my annual review, and it hadn’t gone well. When I didn’t answer right away, Emily suggested we go for a walk and get some coffee (although wine would’ve been more appropriate). “You know that Revolutionary […]

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