Taking It All In

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

“I want to take the boys to get haircuts,” my wife texted me from upstairs. “Go ahead,” I responded, knowing this wasn’t the reply she was hoping for. But my mother-in-law was over, and I felt certain five would be a crowd. To my pleasant surprise, when my wife came downstairs, she had settled on […]

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Survey Finds Staff Turnover Isn’t All About Money

CIOs: It Takes More Than a Raise to Retain Top Talent.

Talented IT professionals are testing the waters, and finding that climate is extremely inviting. According to the October healthsystemCIO.com Snap Survey, nearly a third of CIOs say their organization has experienced higher staff turnover in the past 12 months than in previous years, and it has leaders concerned. As a result, many executive teams are […]

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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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