Why Having Successors Makes You Successful

Sarah Richardson, CIO, NCH Healthcare System

Succession is inevitable. Generals, Admirals, Presidents, Kings and Queens all face the time when they must step aside for the next generation of leaders who will take their places. As we look to our military and governments during these times of change, we hope for a level of continuity, for smooth transition that creates confidence […]


What Are Public Speaking’s Critical Success Factors?

Paul Roemer, CEO, Pale Rhino Consulting

Over the last few months, a few readers wrote asking about a post of mine regarding speaking in public. For those who get nervous about speaking in public, let’s recognize that unless you are being filmed for the Discovery Channel’s television show Life Below Zero, you speak in public every day — to your friends, family, […]


Life In The Swamp

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

“Ottawa, best known as the capital of Canada, also features the National Gallery of Canada, the annual Bluesfest, winter skating on the Rideau Canal — and, perhaps, a staggering amount of illicit sex.” Now THAT’S a great lead, I thought, reading on to learn that the recently hacked (and possibly in the process of being […]


A Tale Of Two Tributes

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

When my older brother Pat was in his final days, he had two priorities. The first was to spend as much time as possible with friends and family, allowing us the chance to share memories and say goodbye, a privilege not everyone has with loved ones. The second was to make sure his sons, Soren […]


When the Healthcare System Works

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

I was recently at a meeting where a colleague described a recent interaction with BIDMC. She had a traumatic injury on a weekend afternoon and suspected a fracture. Rather than visit an emergency department filled with high acuity patients, she visited the BIDMC Urgent Care center, knowing they could do imaging and place a cast […]