Survey: CIOs Say ACOs Great On Paper, But Not In Practice

ACOs Are Great On Paper, But Is That Enough?

When it comes to accountable care and other shared savings organizations, CIOs support the overall premise, but when it comes to application, it’s often a different story. In the August Snap Survey, nearly half (47 percent) of respondents said their organization is participating in an ACO and 13 percent are in the process of […]


Rick Skinner, Chief Information and Technology Officer, UVA Health System, Chapter 1

Rick Skinner, Chief Information and Technology Officer, Univ. Virginia Health System

About UVA Health
Epic in hospital & clinics
Reaching out to Epic to help optimize systems — “There’s a community involved here.”
Physician builders & associate CMIOs
40K MyChart users
“It has to provide value to the patient.”


HIMSS Analytics: Clinical Support Staff In High Demand

Clinical Support Staff Is In High Demand, Says HIMSS Analtyics

The demand for top health IT talent remains high, particularly for those with experience in clinical application support. According to the 2014 HIMSS Workplace Study, 84 percent of respondents said their organization hired at least one staff member in the past year, and 82 percent said they plan to hire at least one full-time employee […]


Walking Back The Cat

Paul Roemer, CEO, Pale Rhino Consulting

I thought I would share a few thoughts about one of my favorite subjects: business meetings. It is difficult to find a good meeting — one that starts and ends on time, one with an agenda, and one with someone who knows how to run a meeting. Sooner or later, you have to say something just […]


Bernie Clement, CIO, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, Chapter 3

Bernie Clement, CIO, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

Director of strategic planning — “It was nice to use the other side of my brain”
The CIO’s toolkit
Taking a job closer to home
Getting — and staying — lean
From the oil industry to health IT
Applying project management skills
Toughest part about being a CIO