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May 29, 2008
by Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief
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One-on-One with Albany Medical CIO Buddy Hickman

Albany Medical Center encompasses the 631-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany Medical College and the Albany Medical Center Foundation, Inc. At the helm of this academic health sciences center is Senior Vice President and CIO George “Buddy” Hickman, who was recently named CHIME/HIMSS John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year Award. HCI Associate Editor Kate Huvane, who was in attendance at HIMSS when Hickman delivered a presentation during a workshop entitled, “Introduction to Healthcare and IT Enabling Technologies,” recently had a chance to catch up with Hickman and chat about his work.

One-on-One With University Health System CIO Bill Phillips

University Health system is the public hospital district for Bexar County, Texas. As the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, University Hospital is a regional Level I Trauma Center. William (Bill) Phillips is CIO of University Health System, San Antonio, Texas, which recently attained Stage 6 designation in the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model. HCI Senior Associate Editor Daphne Lawrence recently caught up with Philips.

One-on-One with Sibley Memorial CIO Lorraine Fordham

Sibley Memorial Hospital is a non-profit, full service 328-bed acute care com- munity hospital serving the Washington, D.C. area. The hospital's campus is also home to its assisted living residence (Grand Oaks) and The Sibley Renaissance which houses the Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, Sibley Senior Services, skilled nursing care and a residential Alzheimer's unit. Recently, HCI Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guerra had a chance to chat with CIO Lorraine Fordham.

One-on-One with Cerner President Trace Devanny

With more than 6,000 clients worldwide, Cerner is certainly one of the largest players on the healthcare IT landscape. In business since 1979, its founders — Neal Patterson, Cliff Illig and Paul Gorup — remarkably still call Cerner's corporate corridors home. Earlier this year, the com- pany threw the industry a curveball by announcing it would no longer exhibit at the HIMSS annual conference, making it clear the organization wouldn't simply do things just because they had always been done. HCI Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guerra recently had a chance to chat with Cerner President Trace Devanny about where his company — and the industry at large — is headed.


Scottsdale Healthcare's Thompson Peak Hospital is leveraging IT to deliver better patient care.

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