Norma Tirado, CIO & VP of Human Resources and IT, Lakeland HealthCare, Chapter 3

Norma Tirado, CIO & VP of HR & IT, Lakeland HealthCare

Lakeland’s volunteer RaDAR team
“Leading toward the future”
Significance of stage 7 — “It’s about outcomes.”
32 saved lives
IT’s role in demonstrating value — “We have to do better.”
Escaping to the golf course


McCulloch Named VP of Membership Development at CHIME

George McCulloch, EVP, Membership & Professional Development, CHIME (former Deputy CIO, Vanderbilt University MC)

George McCulloch has been appointed as CHIME’s first executive vice president of Membership and Professional Development. According to CHIME, the new role is designed to help promote the organization’s expansion initiatives to better serve its members. “We are extremely pleased to have a seasoned CIO and industry professional of George’s caliber join CHIME’s senior management […]


For Smaller Hospitals, The MU Burden Is Just as Large

Stephen Stewart, CIO, Henry County Health Center

We are a small, rural, critical access hospital located in Southeast Iowa. We have 25 acute beds and 49 long-term care beds. We may be small, but I submit that the challenges presented by MU stage 2 are the same in breadth and scope as they are for our much larger brethren. We face the […]


How Google Glass Is Changing One Hospital’s Vision

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

I’m now able to publicly write about the work that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been doing with the start-up, Wearable Intelligence. We’ve been working over the past 4 months on pilots that I believe will improve the safety, quality and efficiency of patient care through the integration of wearable technology such as Google […]


Stepping Into The Discomfort Zone

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor,

He had me at “a bit stuffy and academic.” I didn’t have to get through the first paragraph before I was sold. In a recent blog, Chris Walden, CIO at HealthAlliance Hospital and co-founder of, opened up about being hesitant to attend the ACHE Congress for fear that it would be “a bit stuff […]