Survey Finds Large Gap Between M&A Expectations And Realities

How Big Is The Gap Between M&A Planning and Execution?

Although hospital mergers and acquisitions have become increasingly common, the process is still fraught with roadblocks. And for many CIOs, it’s a much bumpier ride than they anticipated, according to the September SnapSurvey, which revealed a wide gap between expectations and post-merger realities. Not surprisingly, the majority (65 percent) of CIOs indicated they had […]


Bryan Bliven, CIO, University of Missouri Health Care, Chapter 1

Bryan Bliven, CIO, University of Missouri Health Care

About MU Health
Partnering with Cerner on the Tiger Institute — “We are providing constant feedback.”
Pushing the boundaries
Change management
Attesting to MU 2 — “It definitely wasn’t without pain.”
Regrouping after ICD-10 delay


Knives, Targets, And Leadership

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

Knife throwing is a sport that involves basic principles of mechanics. The force and dynamics of the throw are crucial to have the knife strike the object and lodge itself securely. In the US, there are organized groups that practice this sport. There is another group that you might be more familiar with, and that […]


Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine, Chapter 3

Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine

The balancing act of innovation & day-to-day tasks
Creating “the healthcare organization of the future”
Recruiting analysts from outside health IT
14 years at U of C
The role that was “too good to pass up”
Opportunities for today’s CIOs
“The learning doesn’t end.”


CHIME Adds Three New Board Members

Albert Oriol, CIO, Rady Children's Hospital and Health Center

CHIME has elected three new members to its Board of Trustees: Myra Davis, Liz Johnson, and Albert Oriol. Davis, who serves as senior VP of Information Management and CIO at Texas Children’s Hospital, was the recipient of the 2013 CHIME Transformational Leadership Award. She has 25 years of experience leading IT. Johnson is Chief Clinical Informatics […]