With the government piling on its Meaningful Use regulations, healthcare CIOs are under a lot of pressure to bring home the incentive bacon. For some, relaxation takes on traditional forms such as vacationing, biking or running. But Deane Morrison is no regular CIO. When he wants to decompress, it’s time to scale a mountain, perhaps spending a few days in sub-zero weather clinging to a cold, hard rock. Compared to that, qualifying for Stage 1 will be a breeze … well, almost. To learn more about his how grappling with nature helps him grapple with ONC (and all the day-to-day CIO stuff), healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently chatted with the New Hampshire-based executive.
- Leveraging ITIL for process improvement; problem, capacity & resource management
- When it’s time to relax … “I climb mountains!”
- Climbing “ground me, gets me back to basics and helps me with perspective”
- “There’s always something that will challenge you if you go out and look for it”
- CHIME, HIMSS & CIO development
- “There is never a time when I attend a CHIME session of any type that I don’t learn something”