Turning Job Loss Into A Career Gain

Bonnie Siegel, Healthcare IT Recruiter, Witt/Kieffer

Change is a constant in life, but it can become overwhelming if it is too extreme. Losing one’s job is a prime example. Recently, I have spoken with several health system CIOs who have had to deal with a firing or layoff, and they have shared that coping with the resulting pressure of negativity can […]


Importance Of Rounding Or Going To The “Gemba”

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

In lean speak, you have to go to the “gemba”, that place where the work is done. To go to the “gemba,” I rounded with some of my colleagues in the early days of our inpatient Epic go live. They included our Chief Medical Informatics Officer, the executive director of our children and women’s hospital, and […]


One Storm At A Time

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

“Hi Anthony, I have a called meeting tomorrow that conflicts with tomorrow’s webinar. No need to change anything – I would like to propose one of my key lieutenants present in my absence. Are you OK with that? Sorry for the short notice, and appreciate your understanding, some things you just cannot control.” First off, when “are […]


Making It Rain

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

When my husband and I moved to a new house a few months ago, we decided to move the couches that had been in our living room into the basement and splurge on some new furniture. When our toddlers were newborns, we practically lived on those couches, as evidenced by the worn cushions from all […]


Walking Back The Cat

Paul Roemer, CEO, Pale Rhino Consulting

I thought I would share a few thoughts about one of my favorite subjects: business meetings. It is difficult to find a good meeting — one that starts and ends on time, one with an agenda, and one with someone who knows how to run a meeting. Sooner or later, you have to say something just […]