Making It Rain

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor,

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 […]


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. […]


What Do You Do?

Christopher Walden, Director of IS, Health First (former CIO, HealthAlliance) Hospital

Recently I was talking to a friend who was released from his company after 20 years of employment. I could hear in his voice a feeling of being lost. He is by nature an optimistic guy. He is always really upbeat and someone I have looked for to show me the bright side in many […]


Four Things To Do Before Leaving For Vacation

Joey Hobbs, CIO, Community Hospital Anderson

A few weeks ago, my wife and I were able to spend a week on the beach in the Dominican Republic. It was a great vacation, but like any vacation, it took lot of planning and preparation — both at home and at work. The world we live in as healthcare CIOs is hectic, to […]


Working For Vacation

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief,

“You’re taking a picture so you can prove that you’re working?” the man at the next table laughed. “Absolutely,” I kidded. “That’ll be good for tax purposes,” joked his wife. “Good idea,” I smiled. “I’ll send it to my accountant too.” There’s my lead, I thought, as I rushed back to my seat to start […]