The Role Of Technology In Breaking Down Silos Between Finance and QI

Yiscah Bracha, PhD, AVP, QI Healthcare Analtyics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

I have been leading the QI data analytic team at Cincinnati Children’s for more than four years.  This team has developed expertise and systems around managing data and deploying analytic methods for patient-centered improvement opportunities in areas such as safety, wait times, and disease outcomes. The QI data analytic team has never tackled cost in […]


Survey: CIOs Can Play – But It Takes Work

CIOs Are Getting Away - Even If They Still Check In

There’s nothing easy about getting out of the office, but CIOs are doing it. According to the July SnapSurvey, the vast majority (92 percent) of respondents plan to take a vacation this year. One CIO said spending time away is a “survival tactic” in today’s hectic health IT environment, and another stated that work-life […]


Mitchel Krieger, Associate CIO, Cleveland Clinic, Chapter 1

Mitchel Krieger, MD, Associate CIO, Cleveland Clinic

About Cleveland Clinic
His role as associate CIO
EHR & imaging consulting through MyPractice Healthcare Solutions
Offering Epic to non-affiliated docs
Reporting to Dr. Harris — “The architect of our IT strategies.”
Early Epic adopter
Creating “customizable EHR solutions”


What I Learned As A Young CIO

Chad Brisendine, VP & CIO, St Luke’s Hospital & Health Network

Being a young CIO has many advantages and probably even more opportunities — or as some would say, disadvantages. Do you remember the first time you presented to the board or the first time you were nailed by the executives for an issue or maybe even when something failed? What matters is what you do […]


If Not Now, When?

Sue Schade, CIO, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers

How often have you put off scheduling a doctor appointment or preventive test because you’re just too busy? Do you keep up your exercise routine when you’ve got a big project and key deadline looming? Do you have someone who helps keep you honest on these basic “taking care of yourself” things? Have to admit I’m […]