Managing Up: How To Thrive In Complex Organizations

John Halamka, MD, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

I took my first job at age 13, building model planes and skateboards at Palos Verdes Hobby Shop. Over the past 40 years, I’ve reported to over a dozen people. Some were inspirational and charismatic. Others were more task delegation oriented. Some were problem solvers. Others shunned detail. Some were great listeners. Others were talkers. […]


What CIOs Can Learn From Apple’s Core Principles

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

Less is more, or so it’s said. In many ways I agree with this statement. I recently downloaded a new app that requires me to rewrite sentences and remove words that are either redundant or non-productive. This process is causing me to think about the words I use when writing and try to be more […]


What Really Happens When The Cat Goes Away

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor,

It happened four years ago, right around this time. I was checking off all of my tasks before leaving for vacation when I got an email from my editor. It seems she had decided she was also taking the following week off. “Noooooooooo!” I cried (at least, in my head). It was the last thing […]


The Anchors We All Need

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief,

“So I guess things were a little too busy for you to do that webinar I emailed you about?” I sheepishly asked Shafiq Rab, VP/CIO of Hackensack University Medical Center, as we stood in the back of the conference room during a keynote presentation at the CHIME spring forum. “What webinar?” he asked, looking at […]


Breaking The Chains: How CIOs Can Create a Culture of Balance

Sarah Richardson, CIO, NCH Healthcare System

You don’t want to be like bad inventory — first in and last out; stale and not fresh. The days of being lauded for winning the marathon for working the most hours are well behind us. The quantity of hours logged rarely translates to improved quality and often leads to a lack of creativity and […]