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Are you a turnaround CIO aka the cleaner?
Companies in need of a quick business turnaround look for specific qualities in a CIO candidate, because very often the state of the business is such that a wrong decision might worsen things, and it might even lead to the demise of the company. The qualities needed in a turnaround CIO are not necessarily the… read moreLearn more
What Does the Election Mean for the Health IT Community?
Committee rosters in both the U.S. House and Senate will look quite different as incumbent losses and retirements impact committees with healthcare jurisdiction. Health IT has largely been a topic garnering bipartisan interest on Capitol Hill, however, new committee leadership and a change in who holds the gavel will likely impact the lens through which issues are examined. Here is a look at the new lineup and likely priorities.Learn more
Finding a Mentor: 5 Questions to Ask
I was working in my home office when our family’s former babysitter, Lauren, texted. She was in her junior year of undergraduate classes, studying Elementary Education, and she was requesting to meet with me next time she came home. Lauren had become part of our family in the time we’d known her and I was… read moreLearn more
Using Your Superpower to Increase Engagement
Approximately every eight weeks, a fellow female colleague and I meet on Saturday mornings at a delightful boutique bakery near our homes that features phenomenal gluten-free almond brioche and divine lattes. Our conversations are fueled by caffeine and pastries.Learn more
Q&A with Board Member Carina Edwards on Women HIT Leaders
Carina Edwards, senior vice president of customer experience at Imprivata and a member of the CHIME Board, the CHIME Foundation Board and the CHIME Education Foundation Board, was among a dozen women with ties to CHIME who were named “Female Health IT Leaders to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review. She shares insights on being a woman in a high-level health IT position in this Q&A.Learn more
Protecting Your Hospital from Cybersecurity Risks
One day in May in 2017, a Spanish telecommunications company reported a cyber incident. About the same time, many miles away in the U.K., the WannaCry virus had spread to a computer belonging to the National Health Service (NHS) and began exploiting their file-sharing network.Learn more
Healthcare CIOs: 5 Easy Ways to Keep Weeds Out of Your Projects
Years ago, I decided that I needed to make sure my yard looked as good as my neighbor’s. You likely know my neighbor because you probably have one too…the one you drive by and think “how much time do they have on their hands”, or “they must have a real ‘green thumb’ to have a yard that nice.” For whatever reason, whether it was internal guilt, or the comments by my friends about that ’nice yard down the street’, I decided I had to do something.Learn more