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 […]


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


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 […]


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


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


Matthew Chambers, CIO, Baylor Scott & White Health, Chapter 2

Matthew Chambers, CIO, Baylor Scott & White

Laying out an IT vision — “This was a great time for us to reboot.”
Epic at S&W, Allscripts at Baylor
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Clinician engagement — “That warms my heart”
Lessons learned along the way
The clinical architecture layer cake