Finding Hope For Interoperability

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

As I travel across the country and listen to CIOs struggling with mandates from Meaningful Use to ICD-10 to the HIPAA Omnibus rule to the Affordable Care Act, I’m always looking for ways to reduce the burden on IT leaders. All have expressed frustration with the health information exchange (HIE) policies and technologies for care […]


David Lundal, SVP & CIO, Presence Health, Chapter 2

David Lundal, System VP & CIO, Presence Health

The “huge challenge” for CIOs
Staff appreciation — “Everyone is overworked.”
IT governance & “black holes”
From idea to business case to decision
“We have a lot of different initiatives, but not a coherent strategy.”
Managing multiple portals
Clinical integration platform for HIE


Cletis Earle, VP & CIO, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Chapter 3

Cletis Earle, VP & CIO, St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital

Security — “the biggest pie in the sky”
Cyber insurance, testing & implementing the right tools
Data loss prevention — “Get ready for the big punch”
Boston Children’s hack attack
Innovation — “We’re able to be as agile as possible.”
Lifesaving mobile EKG reader


Do Blogs Still Matter?

Kirk Kirksey, VP & CIO, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Lose weight? Move to Marfa? Get professional help for my AAD (Android App Download) habit? Yes it’s resolution time again, and along with all of the other weighty issues of life, I’m wondering if I should continue to write my occasional blog at Does it matter? I’ve spent a lot of time with Google […]


Being Intentional About Intentions

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

I heard a man years ago say that we judge ourselves by our intentions, while the world judges us by our actions. While driving to work the other morning contemplating the tension that exists between a couple of departments in my organization, I was thinking about what I could do to bring that tension down […]