Part of our vision for healthsystemCIO.com is to provide a format where any CIO who wishes to start a blog can do so. It’s very difficult to start a blog on your own, very hard to drive traffic. Often, with no traffic, a blogger can get discouraged and close up shop. By offering a home for any CIO who wishes to share best practices and lessons learned, we create a high-level, professional and constructive conversation where real information can be gained, where CIOs can receive a solid ROI from the time they invest.
If you are a CIO who would like to host a blog at healthsystemCIO.com, contact me at [email protected]. It’s not as hard as you think, and we can set you up with a standing, public-facing platform (which requires a minimum commitment to blog at least once every two weeks) or just credentials to post, which means you can blog once every two months, if you like. We are also very willing to mentor you in your blogging journey, helping you vet topics and craft your individual posts (if that makes you more comfortable).
Let’s talk about what a blog is for a moment, what our vision for a blog is at healthsystemCIO.com. We can tell you it is not a place to gossip, throw out accusations, or snicker about the latest layoffs at some vendor. To us, a blog is a place where CIOs and other qualified industry professionals can share their insights in a relaxed, flexible, and informal atmosphere. We don’t get crazy about form, style or even typos — what we want is advice, observations, commentary and analysis from those on the front lines of healthcare IT.
- Did you just attend an HIE meeting and leave frustrated at the lack of progress? Why? Log in and tell your peers.
- Did you just find some key information on the 479th page of the Meaningful Use Interim Final Rule at 4 in the morning? What is it? Log in and tell your peers.
- Did you just renegotiate a major vendor contract and reduce your obligation by half for the same SLAs? How? Log in and tell your peers.
The most wonderful part of working in the healthcare industry is the willingness of leaders to share their knowledge. Hosting a blog at healthsystemCIO.com is the best way for CIOs to give back to their colleagues in an atmosphere that supports their personal brands and professional reputations.