Bill Byers, VP/CIO, Western Maryland Health System, Chapter 2

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Budgeting and project prioritization
The importance of 100 percent wireless coverage
Empowering clinicians through BYOD

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Sandboxing’s Potential To Empower Bring Your Own Device Policies

A couple of years ago, we separated our “technology division” into two groups: IT Engineering and IT Operations. The dividing line between the two is the production environment. Any new technology is architected by our Engineering group before it goes into production. Once something is in production it belongs to IT Operations and it cannot […]

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iPads Have Much Potential, But Significant Challenges Remain

Who knew that an article entitled, “iPads in Healthcare:  Not So Fast” — including quotes from my trusted CTO, Wes Wright — would cause such a stir.  I’ve seen tweets, facebook posts, comments on Linked-In, and rebroadcasts of portions of the article in other articles.  Most of the stuff I’ve read has been negative-ish about […]

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Gary Barnes, CIO, Medical Center Health System, Chapter 2

The HIT workforce shortage
Instituting a project management group that meets weekly — tradeoffs and prioritization
Running a McKesson 10.3 shop
MU stage 2
Upgrade downtime: “I see the frustration among the physicians”

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Tracking Apple’s Healthcare Journey

Apple has been in the news with some amazing ups and down recently: • Surpassing Exxon Mobile to be the largest U.S. company in market cap. For those of you wise enough to avoid the perils of Wall Street, “market cap” = market capitalization, or share price times number of shares, which in Apple & […]

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