Spreading Hope, 21st Century Style

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

One in nine people in the U.S have used it. Its reach extends to 236 countries. In 2014, 2.2 million new people joined communities. Three hundred thousand people visit every day. More than 72,000 families created a website in 2014. Any idea what I’m referring to? Those are some of the key stats for a social […]


Management In Crisis

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

It doesn’t get much worse than it did for Texas Health Resources last fall. Not only did one of its hospitals lose a patient to Ebola, but it happened to be the first person diagnosed with the disease in the U.S., meaning there were a whole lot of eyes on the organization. And after it […]


The Grit To Get It Done

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

“I’m going to throw up,” I heard Tyler yell from his room. Running in, I instinctively grabbed his wastebasket on my way to his bed, praying I would make it in time. But when I got there, nothing happened. “Are you ok?” I asked cautiously; to which he moaned a bit before rolling over onto […]


A Leader’s Eyes And Ears

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

Our 16-year-old son has recently started driving. He has two younger sisters, and while we’re nervous about driving, we appreciate the taxi help. He is now driving himself and his sister to school. It is difficult to let go in this way, but it had to happen. Many of you reading this have been through that phenomenon of the first time […]


Healthcare Analytics: Lessons Learned From My Pickup Truck

Kirk Kirksey, VP & CIO, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Since “The Dashboard” is the anointed metaphor for “Healthcare Analytics,” I decided to take a hard look at the dashboard on my 15-year-old pickup truck to see if I could learn anything about designing dashboards for healthcare. Turns out the visual design of my pickup truck’s dashboard has plenty to say. I’ll start with the good. […]