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The Question To Ask

Questions

I have been a part of a few start-up companies and have learned quite a bit along the way. One question that many early employee candidates of start-ups struggle with is how to ask for equity in the company they are being asked to help build (assuming there is not a formal program in place). I have helped frame this question in a few different ways but a friend of mine, Gary … [Read More]

Contrasting Practices

Contrasting Practices

I recently completed a short training course produced by a colleague of mine, Dr. Mark Radlauer, who is both an emergency room physician in Colorado as well as an … [Read More]

Being Visible

Being Visible

Management by wandering around is not a new concept for most leaders. This type of unplanned, ad-hoc process has been proven overtime to engender transparency and … [Read More]

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EHR Implementation Frustrations

Why Are Electronic Health Records A Challenge to Implement?

A couple of weeks ago I was privileged to participate in a discussion panel presented by the Nashville Technology Council whose broad topic was healthcare … [Read More]

One Team

One Team

Since I joined HCA IT&S in 2010 the organization has been talking about building "OneIT". IT&S within the larger enterprise had, historically, been … [Read More]

Why I Run

Why I Run

I am not a "natural" when it comes to running. I do not believe that I have ever experienced a "runner's high". I'll never break a 4-minute mile, a 10-second 100 … [Read More]

What Type of Person Are You?

What Type of Person Are You?

On a recent Wednesday night at Harpeth Hills, Scott Sager spoke to a gathering I was a part of and made a great point. He joked that his family heard him use this … [Read More]

CIOs As Change Agents

CIOs As Change Agents

I ran across a recent article that puts forth the idea that the CIO--and not the CEO--can most effectively drive transformation in organizations today. The main … [Read More]