Starting A Lean IT Journey

Robert Slepin, Robert Slepin is Director of EHR, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare

“How did you get trained in Lean? Is it something you think a team should go through? What was different in the way you approached things back when I worked with you; you seemed fairly competent then?” My recent post had piqued the interest of a colleague. This article is the first in a series […]


Navigating The Road From Outside

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief,

“Another promotion?” I wrote to my friend after seeing his updated status on LinkedIn. “For some reason, they felt it was a good decision to put me in charge of an $85 million product line (the biggest one the organization has),” he wrote back. “We’ll see how this one goes.” First off, you know you’ve […]


Staff Retention And The “Like”

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor,

“Looks like it’s going to happen over the weekend,” said my (then) coworker Laura. Normally shy and reserved, she was visibly excited on this particular day about three years ago. As a result of her tireless efforts, the publication’s Facebook page was about to hit 10,000 “likes.” It was certainly an impressive milestone, but her […]


Survey Finds Staff Turnover Isn’t All About Money

CIOs: It Takes More Than a Raise to Retain Top Talent.

Talented IT professionals are testing the waters, and finding that climate is extremely inviting. According to the October Snap Survey, nearly a third of CIOs say their organization has experienced higher staff turnover in the past 12 months than in previous years, and it has leaders concerned. As a result, many executive teams are […]


Mark Zirkelbach, CIO, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Chapter 2

Mark Zirkelbach, CIO, Loma Linda University Medical Center

Prioritization — “Just keep working the top 10.”
Macro process owners
Implementation vs optimization
Governance changes — “Our disciplines are being reinvented”
“Hairy” timing of MU with Epic go-live
Population health & MU attestation — “There’s a convergence there.”