The Business We’re All In

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief,

“I can’t believe it, it’s after 4 and she hasn’t called,” I thought to myself. I sat down at the computer and began to type: Sally, It is 4:10 and I do not think I’ve received a call from you today. Am I mistaken? Thank you, Anthony I have learned that this “am I wrong?” […]


The Future Of Data Standards

John Halamka, MD, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In 2009, I wrote about The Genius of the AND  in thinking about the different standards requirements of “Blue Button” versus “transitions of care.” We accepted CCR and CCD for the first stage of Meaningful Use as a means of buying time to allow the CCDA to be more fully defined. In 2014, we’re faced with […]


Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine, Chapter 2

Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine

“Significant capital investments” in analytics
Updated IS strategic plan
Data highway — “It’s not enough just to be able to interface systems.”
Becoming an event-driven organization
Urban Health Initiative
MU 2 – “It’s a big lift.”
Watching and waiting with ACOs


The Trait That Can Destroy A Culture

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

How did you get where you are? I don’t mean how did you get to the coffee shop, your office, or your living room, I mean how did you get to where you are in your career? I started out by joining the US Navy after high school. I couldn’t figure out how to show […]


Michael Martz, CIO, Meadville Medical Center, Chapter 3

Michael Martz, CIO, Meadville Medical Center

From Seattle to PA
First healthcare CIO role — “I’m constantly on a learning curve”
Meadville’s “strong focus on virtualization”
Downtime for “the most absurd reason”
His leadership philosophy — “It’s figuring out how to serve them.”
Being beta tester #1