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John D. Halamka

5 lessons for IT from the Boston Marathon bombings

The CIO of Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center learned a few things last week. Insider (registration required)

Why tech entrepreneurs will transform healthcare

We are establishing an environment that will help it happen. (Insider; registration required)

Crafting a social media policy

What do healthcare providers need to think about as they formulate social networking policies? (Insider; registration required)

The CIO vs. the sales end run

What better way for a salesperson to sour a long-term relationship than to bypass the CIO and tell the CFO that IT is wasting money?

The perfect storm for innovation

In the course of our careers, there are occasionally confluences of events. Those moments should be seized. (Insider; registration required)

John Halamka: Work-induced attention deficit disorder

We need to recapture our focus if we are going to solve the complex problems ahead of us.

The New Metrics for CIO Success

Modern CIOs must think more like CEOs about business needs and future strategies.

Coping With IT Decision Fatigue

In the 80s and earlier, issues were escalated by writing and mailing a letter. But in the time that it took to compose, type, mail and deliver a letter, many problems solved themselves. Insider (Registration require)

Halamka: Facing down VUCA, and doing the right thing

You probably know VUCA even if you haven't heard the acronym for 'volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.'

John Halamka: IT has its own Sports Illustrated effect

Fame for individual accomplishments is fleeting, but the benefits of team efforts build and last.

Good consultants, bad consultants

What separates the helpful ones from the deadweight?

Good consultants, bad consultants

What separates the helpful ones from the deadweight?

10 secrets to troubleshooting technology problems

Years of experience has revealed some key approaches to resolving problems like network outages.

For Everything There Is a Process

When you, as CIO, are asked to be Solomon, it's important not to counter emotion with more emotion.

The greatest good for the greatest number

John Halamka has been guided in his career by the Sister Mary Noel Test and other leadership principles.

In health care IT, these are the good old days

So much is happening with health care IT right now, those involved are starting to complain. But in a few years, they won't remember the exhaustion, only the satisfaction of making real changes to how things are done.

E-mail overload (or status emailicus)

When e-mail gets in the way of our ability to get things done, it's time to change the way we handle it, says John Halamka.

E-health Security Is a Delicate Balance

John Halamka has an inside seat when it comes to the ongoing debate over establishing electronic health records systems.

The Truth Shall Set You Free

John Halamka offers five tips for managing events when things go wrong.

IT and the Broken Window Effect

John D. Halamka uses law enforcement's broken window theory in his IT organization.

Author Bio

John D. Halamka John D. Halamka is CIO at CareGroup Healthcare System, CIO and associate dean for educational technology at Harvard Medical School, chairman of the New England Health Electronic Data Interchange Network, chairman of the national Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel and a practicing emergency physician.