Can You Stand It?

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief,

The response was exciting — a definite “yes” to a proposal I’d put out there, something I’d pitched many times and racked up a pretty good track record getting participation for. As usual, I could have left well enough alone because I wasn’t thinking of anything more, but this time was different. This time, I […]


Cletis Earle, VP & CIO, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Chapter 3

Cletis Earle, VP & CIO, St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital

Security — “the biggest pie in the sky”
Cyber insurance, testing & implementing the right tools
Data loss prevention — “Get ready for the big punch”
Boston Children’s hack attack
Innovation — “We’re able to be as agile as possible.”
Lifesaving mobile EKG reader


Julie Bonello, CIO, Access Community Health Network, Chapter 1

Julie Bonello, CIO, ACCESS Community Health Network

About Access Community Health (35 care centers, provider service agreements with 12 hospitals)
“Care coordination is what we do.”
Epic since 2009
HealthCura ACE — 1 year of planning
3 different levels of risk stratification
Community provider portal
IT as an enabler — “There is no magic bullet.”


Ebola And The Role Of An EHR

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

“EHR Flaw at Core of US Ebola Case.” No CIO could ignore this October 3rd headline. As a CIO, one of our nightmares is that a problem in the systems we implement could cause a major medical error. One of our core missions in health care information technology is to prevent medical errors. The statement blaming […]


Fernando Martinez, SVP & CIO, Parkland Hospital & Health System, Chapter 2

Fernando Martinez, SVP & CIO, Parkland Hospital & Health System

Analytics for disease management
Innovation at a safety-net hospital
Internal & external risk assessments
MU audits — “You design and develop programs knowing you’re going to be audited.”
Building a replacement hospital
“I think it’s probably the best CIO job in the country.”