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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Epic Versus Cerner: Taking Another Look

HealthsystemCIO.com has asked us to update a post we wrote back in 2011 on “Breaking Down an Epic versus Cerner Selection.” Seems it’s still getting hundreds of hits per month, so we’re updating it with this version, starting with a review of how both vendors have fared since then. Epic – Continued strong sales in […]

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Acknowledging Our Mentors: Vince Ciotti’s Big Three

I’ve had so many mentors in my career it would be hard to list them all in simple a blog entry, but here goes. If I’ve learned anything in my 40-plus years in the business, it was under the guidance and tutelage of so many people who helped me along the way, most notably Mike Mulhall, SMS’ VP of Installations […]

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Remembering Dick Schopp

We lost a great one last week: Dick Schopp, a 50-year veteran of the HIS industry, who died after a protracted illness. Dick’s career spanned almost our entire industry: • Director of IS at Magee Women’s Hospital in PIttsburgh • Director of R&D at the Indianapolis Hospital Development Association • Regional Sales Manager for McDonnell […]

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What Does Cerner’s Outage Tell Us About The Cloud?

Dear HIS Pros, After Cerner’s outage last week, I’m not sure if “Cloud Computing” is right for us. Can you break down this issue? How do we decide whether to process in-house versus remotely? What’s the impact on large versus small hospitals? HIS Pros response: Let’s start with the semantics to make sure we are […]

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