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.”


You’re More Damned If You Don’t

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

“You do realize that we’ve become those people, right?” I asked my husband. “Which people?” “The ones who hightail it to the store and stock up on milk when there’s snow in the forecast.” It happens every time one of the many radar systems detects a few flurries (which is quite often when you live […]


Frank Fear, VP & CIO, Memorial Healthcare, Chapter 2

Frank Fear, VP & CIO, Memorial Healthcare

Being a smaller organization — “We can be a lot more nimble”
Minimizing failures through risk analysis
Enterprise vs best-of-breed
Strategic planning — “It’s not all CIO-driven”
Upgrading to Meditech 5.6.6
Getting “creative” with portal adoption


Stopping Three Feet From Gold

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

“We love that new place. The food is amazing,” said my friend, “but I’m a little concerned they’re going to change things.” “What do you mean?” I asked. “Well, we ran into one of the waitresses who said the owner was frustrated that it was a little slow, and so she was thinking of converting […]


The Aftermath: Learning From The Tragedy In Boston

John Halamka, MD, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Now that schedules are returning to normal, it’s appropriate to review the events of last week and reflect on the lessons learned with the benefit of hindsight. 1. Risk planning is forever altered. To me, risk is the likelihood of an event multiplied by the impact of that event. Risk management for BIDMC IT now […]