The Best Blogs Of 2015

Although mergers and acquisitions, career advancement, and the changing payment models were all popular topics in 2015, our countdown of the top blogs shows that the biggest draw for readers was an Epic comparison.

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Investing In Human Capital

One of the most important initiatives taking place at Partners HealthCare is the increased focus on human capital development, which has meant rethinking staff evaluations and improving communication, says Deputy CIO Scott MacLean. The result? A more united culture.

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A Global Perspective on Progress

Scott, you just participated in one of the biggest Epic go-lives ever.  What are you going to do now? I went to Berlin. Last month, my wife and I traveled to Berlin – I had a HIMSS Board meeting there and we decided to make a vacation out of it (thanks to Gram MacLean for […]

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The M&A Mistake Health Systems Are Making

When I became CIO of one of our community hospitals, John Glaser, who was then Partners CIO, and Pat Jordan, the hospital COO to whom I reported, said, “Well, you’re going to convert the infrastructure to Partners standards. You’re going to install PeopleSoft for ERP. You’ll do Soarian for revenue cycle, and if you stay […]

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You’re Asking Microsoft To Do A Joint Sales Presentation With Oracle?

Earlier this year, I wrote about an inspiring vendor interaction. I was careful to include a disclaimer that I’m sympathetic to my vendor friends, having worked on that side of the table. I know that our vendors are extremely important, and I spend a significant amount of time each month interacting with them and building […]

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