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Pete Rivera

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When Changing the Culture: Speak Softly but Definitely Carry a Big Stick!

March 9, 2017  |  Pete Rivera
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” ---Peter Drucker.

5 Things That Will Derail Your Project This Year

February 15, 2017  |  Pete Rivera
Success only comes with the “Constancy of Purpose” tied to the organizational Mission. If it doesn’t help the Mission, then why are you doing it?

Size Matters

August 15, 2016  |  Pete Rivera
When you look across the various practice management vendors, they tend to be ambiguous as to what size physician groups they cater to. The reason is they don’t want to turn down large sales, on the other hand no software vendor wants to talk about response issues with larger clients.

The Hidden Secrets about Software Implementation Costs

August 11, 2016  |  Pete Rivera
From a budgeting perspective there are various factors that have to be considered in order to properly plan all your expenses. The actual cost of the software being just a small component.

Is Technology Getting in the Way of Business?

March 23, 2016  |  Pete Rivera
We really need to recognize the addictive nature of technology and our feeling of security and satisfaction of playing with our adult equivalent of the baby rattle.

Data Warehouse Field of Dreams

February 4, 2016  |  Pete Rivera
The CIO then steps back, arms spread and announces that they have built a data warehouse. The problem is that no one really knows how to use it. At least in the movie “Field of Dreams,” they build a baseball field for people that already knew how to play. By building it the players came and you can just sit back and enjoy the show. This does not happen with a data warehouse.

Even Small Planes Need Big Plans!

February 2, 2016  |  Pete Rivera
Planning ahead takes time. Just like my flight experience in small planes, I still had to factor all the same things large airlines have to consider. Physician groups are no different than hospital groups when it comes to strategic planning.

Finding 7 Degrees of Compatibility in your Health IT Vendor Dating

January 29, 2016  |  Pete Rivera
Using eHarmony’s degrees of “compatibility and dimensions" is an easy way to summarize the same traits you should look for in a contractual relationship.

I Want my Vanilla Install with Chocolate Syrup!

October 20, 2015  |  Pete Rivera
A software go-live should be a consistent and expected outcome. If you like vanilla, that’s fine. But make sure that it is not at the expense of your workflow.

What We Can Learn from Hillary’s Emails

September 23, 2015  |  Pete Rivera
It is surprising to think that in 2015 there is still a misunderstanding how our emails are stored. It’s probably because we take this tool for granted. We have had it for a very long time and it’s just another communication mode for us. In Hillary’s case, it certainly raises some eyebrows how someone could keep any emails on a private home server.