Success, Snooze Buttons & The Slippery Slope

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

“It’s great you can take a day off whenever you want,” he said, “Isn’t it?” “Well, you have to be very careful about that,” I said. “I think part of becoming successful, and staying that way, is putting in a consistent effort every day. The fact that there is no boss in the office waiting […]

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Rick Follett, CIO, Good Samaritan Health System, Chapter 2

Rick Follett, CIO, Good Samaritan Health System

The “welcome delay” of ICD-10
Dual-coding, clinical documentation improvement efforts
Revamping the HIM department
Outsourcing IS to McKesson
“Health IT is a calling, not a career”
Managing overachievers

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The One Time Bending Won’t Break You

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

As soon as I heard my phone start buzzing, I just knew. I didn’t even need to look at it to confirm it was the daycare center calling to say Austin didn’t feel well. My husband and I were on the fence about sending him in that morning— he was cranky and lethargic (likely a […]

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Making It Rain

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

When my husband and I moved to a new house a few months ago, we decided to move the couches that had been in our living room into the basement and splurge on some new furniture. When our toddlers were newborns, we practically lived on those couches, as evidenced by the worn cushions from all […]

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Balancing Career And Family

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

I just had the joy of taking care of my 20-month-old granddaughter for two days. Her day care center was closed this week, so my husband and I flew out to LA to have some fun and help out. It reminded me how hard it can be to balance a career and a young family. […]

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