What Really Happens When The Cat Goes Away

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

It happened four years ago, right around this time. I was checking off all of my tasks before leaving for vacation when I got an email from my editor. It seems she had decided she was also taking the following week off. “Noooooooooo!” I cried (at least, in my head). It was the last thing […]

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Breaking The Chains: How CIOs Can Create a Culture of Balance

Sarah Richardson, CIO, NCH Healthcare System

You don’t want to be like bad inventory — first in and last out; stale and not fresh. The days of being lauded for winning the marathon for working the most hours are well behind us. The quantity of hours logged rarely translates to improved quality and often leads to a lack of creativity and […]

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Choosing To Be Incredible

Sarah Richardson, CIO, NCH Healthcare System

Each week, I produce a communication titled ‘Happy Monday!’ to my team. It is filled with kudos, FYIs, photos they share from their previous week, educational segments, and my favorite element, a quote for them to ponder throughout the week. I would be delusional to believe everyone reads it or that some of them even care that […]

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What Being A Mom Has Taught Me

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

Here’s a fun quiz. Can you guess which of the following is an actual text message sent by me? I just stepped on something on my kitchen floor, and I have no idea what it is. The sprinkler counts as a bath, right? Leftover chicken nuggets – the breakfast of champions! (That was my breakfast, […]

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Tom Pacek, VP & CIO, Inspira Health Network, Chapter 3

Tom Pacek, VP & CIO, Inspira Health Network

Easing staff burden with consultants & interns
Work-life balance
Getting personal with staff — “It’s importance to me to know what’s going on with them.”
“Dynamic” HIT industry
Cutting edge, not “bleeding edge”
Evolution of physician engagement

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