Just The Right Touch

Christopher Walden, Director of IS, Health First (former CIO, HealthAlliance) Hospital

People will not always remember what you said, but they will always remember the way you made them feel. This statement has been attributed to many people over the years. Most recently, I got to hear a story from an elderly woman about how her great grandmother lived to be over 100 years old. As […]


Five Ways To Accelerate Interoperability

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

[Below is a summary of comments I made yesterday at the HIT Standards Committee meeting. For more information on what was reviewed at meeting, click here.] We are in a time of great turmoil in healthcare IT policymaking. We have the CMS and ONC Notices of Proposed Rulemaking for Meaningful Use Stage 3, both of […]


My Realm Of Decompression

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

“Are you kidding me?” my wife asked as we gazed at my new shed together. “It’s huge!” “It’s huge,” I repeated dreamily, with a far different tone than hers. “And I’m not allowed to put anything in there?” she asked in amazement. “Nope,” I said, remembering how she’s already taken over about a third of […]


Innovation On A Roll

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

Four years. It’s the amount of time I spent working in New York City. A time that included countless lunches, happy hour get-togethers, and coffee meetings. And then there were walks in the park, shopping trips, outdoor movie viewings, and celebrity sightings. For much of that time, however, I commuted from central New Jersey, which […]


Six Lessons in Health IT Innovation


I speak frequently on the intersection of HIT and Innovation, especially around how we can be more innovative in using the HIT we already have in place via human-centered design thinking (“ask, observe, think and feel” about what the end user has to deal with). At a recent healthcare conference, I spoke about this topic […]