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No More Excuses: It’s time to invest in yourself

I was fortunate to work with an excellent executive coach several years ago. He helped me gain new insight into who I am and how I lead. I am a much better leader as a result of our year-long work together.  I periodically reconnect with him now to bounce around[…]

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The C-Double I-O

by Avery Cloud, Advisor Chief Innovation Information Officer—as far as I know, the title doesn’t exist, but maybe it should. Can the traditional Chief Information Officer also serve as the organization’s Innovation leader? To answer that question it is helpful to know the definition, purpose, and place of innovation in[…]

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#HIMSS18 – Are you ready?

It’s the final frenzied weeks before HIMSS 2018 – this year’s theme is “Where the World Connects for Health”. If you are like me, you are finally starting to figure out your schedule, carefully prioritizing knowing it’s way too big to cover everything, and identifying who you want to meet[…]

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Thank you for a great first year!

StarBridge Advisors was launched in October of 2016. So, what does a small team of entrepreneurs do on their first anniversary? They take stock and plan for year two. We have a several ways to measure our success at this point: • We have already assisted 12 healthcare provider organizations[…]

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Patients First! Patience Always!

Soon after I began working as a CIO at Presbyterian Healthcare System (PHS) in Dallas in 1992 – 25 years ago – I asked the staff to hang a banner with those 4 words printed with a bold 12-inch font in the data center. It was placed strategically to ensure[…]

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Radical Collaboration

Is collaboration important?  Absolutely.  Amazon obviously agrees.  They reportedly are willing to pay $9 Billion to acquire Slack, a company who provides technologies that assist with collaboration.  But just what is collaboration?  It’s a lot more than technology. If you Google “collaboration”, the search returns more than half a billion[…]

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Interim Management – Providing a Bridge During Transition

One of your key executives takes another opportunity, or announces their retirement. Does your organization have a strong succession plan and a number two waiting in the wings? Maybe there’s just too much going on to ask that person to do double duty. Even if you do have someone able[…]

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