Charting the Best Course

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief,

So what does the landscape look like? Consumers are overwhelmed by the current demands … The consumerization of software (BYOD devices and apps) has created infinite demand and high expectations. It’s increasingly difficult to balance supply and demand for IT. Big change management projects in IT are hard on users … … the agenda of […]


The Quest For Just Right

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor,

“I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I actually miss the daily calls.” I knew things hadn’t been going well at work for my friend Courtney, and yet still, I was surprised by what she said. To say she had been micromanaged at her previous job was an understatement. The daily calls — during which […]


Rick Allen, CIO, Southern Regional Medical Center, Chapter 1

Rick Allen, CIO, Southern Regional Medical Center

About Southern Regional
Making data “push, not pull”
Change management — “You struggle with how much the organization can absorb at once.”
Yellow-lighting projects
Research before the role to walk in “with your eyes open.”
Cleaning up a fragmented IT environment


George Hickman, EVP & CIO, Albany Medical Center, Chapter 2

George 'Buddy' Hickman, EVP/CIO, Albany Medical Center

Playing “the giving back role” as a reference site
Serving on the MedAllies board
Connectivity standards — “We’re seeing the march continue”
Pilot for ONC direct standard in 2009
“Heroic effort” required to meet MU
Patient engagement in acute vs ambulatory


How Do You Recharge?

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

I live in an amazing part of the east coast that allows me to spend time in the water year-round. There are several spots right by our home where I can snorkel without much effort. Today was one of those days where the tide and sun aligned along with a day off from work. I […]