A Tale of Two Roles

Scott MacLean, Deputy CIO, Partners HealthCare

I have a couple of “Life is Good” t-shirts, one with a runner and one with a water skier. Life has been particularly good as I reached my 50th birthday and served as HIMSS Chair for the Annual Conference this year. We are creating the health information highway and I recognize there are so many […]


Stepping Out Of The Comfort Zone — And Away From Industry Shows

Steve Huffman, former CIO, Beacon Health System

I’m not going to the HIMSS conference this year. Actually, I haven’t been to HIMSS in a few years. Before you think I am throwing one of industry staples out, let me explain. We are sending someone and we are happy HIMSS members, but over the last few years, I have had to completely rethink […]


Building A Better Farm System

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

“It’s so frustrating. What can we do?” Several months ago, I had lunch with Linda Reed, CIO at Atlantic Health. After spending a few minutes catching up, our conversation turned to the health IT workforce shortage, and I can remember seeing the weariness on her face as she talked about how difficult it is to […]


Bill Byers, VP/CIO, Western Maryland Health System, Chapter 3

Bill Byers, CTO, Trivergent Health Alliance MSO (former CIO, Western Maryland Health System)

Going down the telemedicine road
computer-assisted physician documentation
The value of HIMSS
Giving back
Staff-retention talent


HIMSS, AMA Call For Fewer Quality Measures, More Flexibility

Steven Stack, MD, AMA Board Chair-elect

HIMSS’ Electronic Health Record Association and the American Medical Association (AMA) were among the many organizations to submit comments on the proposed rules for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use, with the HIMSS EHR Association calling for fewer clinical quality measures and more time for EHR upgrades, and AMA looking for greater flexibility on timelines. In […]