Plan For The Future, Manage For Today

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

How often have you heard an IT leader say they want a position that’s “more strategic” and “less operational?” The reality is that there is always a balance of both, depending on the level you work at in your organization. Sometimes, it’s not the balance you’d like to see. Me too. As the CIO, my […]

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A Plan To Evolve

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

“Did you create a business plan?” asked a colleague, who was kind enough to meet me for a chat. “I tried, but the examples I’ve seen are so long and complicated. I doubt whatever I could put together would be of any value,” I admitted. “Well, they are important,” he cautioned. “If you can’t write […]

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Bernie Clement, CIO, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, Chapter 3

Bernie Clement, CIO, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

Director of strategic planning — “It was nice to use the other side of my brain”
The CIO’s toolkit
Taking a job closer to home
Getting — and staying — lean
From the oil industry to health IT
Applying project management skills
Toughest part about being a CIO

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MiChart: The Beat Goes On

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

Walking down the hall at our University Hospital last week, I ran into a UMHS senior leader I hadn’t seen in weeks. He asked me how MiChart was going — that’s the program name for our new integrated electronic health record. I said, “very well.” I joked there are no picket lines outside my office and […]

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Dan Waltz, VP & CIO, MidMichigan Health, Chapter 3

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His career path
“Taking the Epic project and being the lead gave me clinical experience.”
Trust but verify
Making patient care personal — “If it was my mom, what would I do?”
Biggest obstacles for CIOs
Long-term & short-term goals for MidMichigan
Work-life balance

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