Category Archives: Leadership

Workarounds & Wake-up Calls: What They Tell Us about Your Organization’s UX

In all parts of our lives there are processes don’t always fit every situation and tools that don’t always work as they should. So we invent workarounds. We all do this every day. I had one all figured out last … Continue reading

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Pursuing a Career In [fill in the blank]…

Recently I earned a Master’s in Education (Adult and Distance focused) from The Pennsylvania State University.  Great.  Now what?  Well, I want to continue my focus on lifelong learning and I want to apply what I have worked so hard … Continue reading

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It’s the Journey, not the Destination

An Appreciation of An HIT Pioneer, Dr. Morris Collen, And The Current State Of Meaningful Use Journeys always produce transformations.  We are never the same at the end as we were at the beginning. Muddy Waters started his transformation on … Continue reading

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A Parallel Universe: 25 Years of the HIMSS Leadership Survey

Who knew 25 years ago where we’d be today? Me, I was boarding a Greyhound bus in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with two suitcases and a one-way ticket to start a new life in the United States. I had completed a … Continue reading

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You Can’t Outrun a Volcano

We all have our morning routines. Take a shower, make the coffee, wake the kids, walk the dogs. For my wife and me, our morning routine includes eating breakfast and reading the news on our tablets while the one and … Continue reading

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Realizing the Benefits of Mentorship

Being a mentor is an important aspect of being a leader. Mentoring benefits the nursing profession as a whole by helping develop nurse leaders, retain nurses, and diversify the nursing workforce. But, in addition to benefiting the mentee, the experience … Continue reading

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HIMSS Leadership Essentials Blog

In my previous role, before joining HIMSS as the senior director of career services, I met regularly with leaders from multiple provider organizations. Invariably the conversations would turn to a discussion of the leader’s pain points involving the latest project. … Continue reading

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National Nurses Week 2014 – Blue Button: Have you taken the pledge?

by: Mark D. Sugrue, RN-BC, BSN, FHIMSS, CPHIMS,  , Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center National Nurses week provides all nurses an opportunity to reflect on the past and look forward to the future.  There is little … Continue reading

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National Nurses Week 2014- A Reflection on My Journey into the Field of Nursing Informatics

by Mary Beth Mitchell, MSN, RN, BC, CPHIMS, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer Innovative Technology Solutions As I celebrate this year’s Nursing Week, I reflect back on my career in Nursing Informatics (NI).  Back in 1997, I was working as a clinical … Continue reading

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National Nurses Week 2014: Nurses Leading the Way

Willa Fields, RN, DNSc, FHIMSS                                                                       … Continue reading

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