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HCI's Back Burner Stories: CIOs Wanted

June 17, 2008
by aguerra
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Not every story is researched and written in a month, so we’re letting these ambitious projects percolate on the back burner until they’re ready to serve. CIOs, consultants and analysts looking to participate can contact Anthony Guerra.

Security Breach: Every CIO's Nightmare

Security breaches involving personal health information (PHI) are now taking place regularly. What's most troubling is when it comes down to it, they are extremely difficult to prevent, as nearly all have been "inside jobs." What happens when a breach does take place? We interview CIOs who have gone through this experience and talk about the issues they have faced — strategic, communications/public relations, tactical, technological. We look at how they've survived, and what the impact has been on their IT operations and institutions. We also talk to worried, thoughtful CIOs who haven't yet experienced major breaches, but who know they're inevitable over time, and to consultants who are familiar with numerous incidents and situations, and how they're advising their clients.

When is it Time for a Divorce?

Many hospitals have had a major core clinical and financial vendor system in place for years. Now, after full implementation, some are leaving their legacy system for another big player. Out of the frying pan and into the fire? We take a look at hospitals that have switched from one of the following vendors to another — McKesson, Cerner, GE, Siemens, Eclipsys, Epic and Meditech. What is the rationale behind this kind of defection? And how can an enterprise mitigate the risk of crossing from one “big” to another.

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Anthony Guerra is Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Informatics. His blog contains story lineups for...