A Profile of Today’s Health System CTO

Bonnie Siegel, Healthcare IT Recruiter, Witt/Kieffer

Health system CIOs need a strong team, and the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) role has grown, both in demand and status, as the healthcare enterprise becomes more technically complex. The traditional “CTO” role over operations, network, infrastructure and PC support has expanded to include more areas such as data analytics, IT security, disaster recovery, mobile […]


Be Original

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

You are not original! In spite of the title of this blog post, you are not original, nor would I encourage you to try and be original. There is nothing new under the sun — you have probably heard that before. In the natural world, that is true. Scientists may not have discovered every species […]


Working For Vacation

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

“You’re taking a picture so you can prove that you’re working?” the man at the next table laughed. “Absolutely,” I kidded. “That’ll be good for tax purposes,” joked his wife. “Good idea,” I smiled. “I’ll send it to my accountant too.” There’s my lead, I thought, as I rushed back to my seat to start […]


We Need To Do Better

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

One month ago today, I lost my older brother Pat to cancer. He wasn’t just my brother. He was a great friend, a role model, and the Godfather to my daughter. He touched so many lives, as was evident by the crowds of people who came to pay their respects and the many who have […]


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 […]