Communication/Transparency

CMIO Dirk Stanley on Defining ‘Clinical’ – Health Article

Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO, UConn Health For this post, I thought I’d tackle an interesting question: What does the word “clinical” mean, exactly? This is an interesting challenge. When people hear the word clinical, they usually think of someone taking care of a patient, usually in scrubs, often with a stethoscope around their neck. While that may be true, it’s also an incomplete definition. There is more to the story. What about people who don’t wear scrubs, like social workers, case managers and registration, who all have a great deal to do with clinical…

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CIO Linda Stevenson on Engaging with Patients – Health Article

Linda Stevenson, CIO, Fisher-Titus Medical Center If an individual excels at programming or writing code, does it necessarily mean he or she is ready for a management title? Like many issues facing healthcare IT leaders, there is no simple answer, says Linda Stevenson, who recently became CIO at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. She believes the ability to determine whether an IT rock star has what it takes to climb the ladder is just of many soft skills leaders need to advance…

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Judy Kirby Offers 15 Tips for Job Seekers – Health Article

Judy Kirby, President & Executive IT Recruiter, Kirby Partners With mergers and acquisitions becoming the norm in healthcare, it’s more important than ever that organizations are filling leadership roles with the best available talent. This was covered in the previous post. Here, we’ll talk about how individuals can position themselves as effectively as possible for coveted roles. Insights For Job Seekers Your resume is the most important piece of paper you’ll ever own. Keep it easily accessible, up to date, and…

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Erik Decker on Cybersecurity as a Shared Responsibility – Health Article

Erik Decker, Chief Security and Privacy Officer, University of Chicago Medicine A few weeks ago, HHS released the Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP): Managing Threats and Protecting Patients, a set of guidelines designed to help organizations of all types and sizes more effectively safeguard data. Though it was developed in response to a mandate set forth by the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 Section 405(d), the document that was born out of a two-year effort from more than 150 cybersecurity and…

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John Mason on Selling to CIOs – Health Article

John T. Mason, SVP & CIO, Quorum Health A couple of years ago, I wrote a post entitled “So You Want To Sell To The CIO?” and it turned out to be one of the most read, and commented articles I have written. Two years on, the same rules still apply; hopefully this was informative and helped a few folks who are in the business of selling new opportunities. Because of the interest in that article, and the annual HIMSS…

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