Is Your Hospital Throwing Money Out The Window?

Paul Roemer, CEO, Pale Rhino Consulting

As a parent, I’ve learned there are two types of tasks–those my children won’t do the first time I ask them, and those they won’t do no matter how many times I ask them. Here’s the segue. Hospitals have a gazillion business systems.  Every business system can include the following three things: people—doing things; processes — […]


Don’t Hit The Panic Button… Yet

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief,

“My position just got eliminated – last day is Friday. Can’t talk now, have clinic. I’m not that upset. I’m ok,” read a text from my wife last Wednesday morning. Well, ain’t that a kick in the pants, I thought, working to process the new information and its implications. So the hours went by as […]


Flexing The Twitter Muscles

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor,

“Nothing good ever comes from Twitter.” I heard it a few months ago after yet another athlete became embroiled in a social media scandal, and I was starting to agree. This time it was a football player who hit ‘favorite’ on a Twitter post — during a game his team was playing. Granted he was […]


How To Avoid Messing Up On Your Next Interview

Bonnie Siegel, Healthcare IT Executive Search Consultant, Witt/Kieffer

Congratulations, you have survived all the steps to be invited to a job interview at a health system! The keys to success in interviewing can be as simple as advance preparation and practicing your answers. Are you prepared to be judged by a multitude of strangers and be peppered with their questions? Let’s avoid the […]


Understanding Drains And Fills

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

There is a difference between going home from work dog-tired after leaving it all on the table, and going home from work dog-tired because you are drained. Similarly, there is a difference between being elated because of a specific circumstance and feeling so good just because you have a full life. Drains and fills compete […]