Anne Lara, CIO, Union Hospital of Cecil County, Chapter 2

Anne Lara, CIO, Union Hospital of Cecil County

Success of CRISP — “They listen to the folks that are doing the work on a daily basis.”
Preparing for ICD-10 & computer-assisted coding
Improving workflow — “It can be very labor intensive”
“Fragmented” portals
Working with AT&T and Vivify to create Bluetooth-enabled kits
“It has to be a clinical-IT partnership.”


Chronic Care Reinvented: Leveraging Paramedicine To Reduce Readmissions

David Glendenning, EMS Education and Outreach Coordinator, New Hanover Regional MC

Sometimes real change in health care comes not from innovating or redesigning existing models of care, but from considering a problem from a completely new point of view. One solution that fits this description and is currently gaining traction around the nation is Community Paramedicine, a care delivery model that leverages the untapped resource of […]


Hit And Run

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

The movie starts at 7:20, I conveyed to my wife. It was 6 p.m., the kids were secure with my mother-in-law, and we had an hour to kill, and so we decided to grab a cup of coffee to just relax. There is something just grown up about sipping coffee and having a discussion without […]


The Art Of Real Conversation

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief,

“Five meetings a day!?!?!?!?” stormed my boss. “That’s ridiculous. You should have double, triple that. You should be meeting with vendors every half hour, all day!” “Are you serious?” I asked. “If I do that, I’m going to be a useless, frazzled zombie by lunch. I’m going to be running around like a chicken with […]


Fifth Floor, Please

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor,

“How are the twins?” It’s a question I’m often greeted with at industry events, and it immediately makes me smile, because I know that for at least a few minutes, I can take a break from the buzzword of the day and talk about my kids. But it wasn’t always this way. And for me, […]