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Q-and-A with Drexel DeFord
Drexel DeFord, chief information officer of Steward Health Care in Boston, talks about meaningful use, moving operations to the cloud, protecting patient data and finding skilled employees to meet the booming demand in health IT. "I think the biggest challenge [in 2013] will be the prioritization of limited IT resources, coupled with managing expectations of both leaders and end-users," he said. "Good collaboration and strong governance will help make sure the company is putting first things first. Plan projects well. Carefully execute those plans. And don't forget about the fundamental HIT infrastructure." Read the interview.
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These are the stories read and shared most by CHiME's Healthcare CIO SmartBrief readers in 2012

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Industry Forecast
What do you feel is the most important concern in health IT?
38%   Security and privacy of electronic health information
38%   Having HIT solutions to get us through health care reform
13%   Achieving meaningful use
13%   Health information exchange
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As part of your EMR adoption initiatives, are you planning for ongoing clinical IT systems support for physicians?
36%   Yes, well positioned with existing IT help desk and staff
26%   Maybe, but a clinical help desk is probably too costly
23%   No, a clinical help desk is not a priority at this time
17%   Yes, currently exploring clinical help desk options
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Where is your organization in its stage 2 meaningful use efforts?
35%   Still working on stage 1
25%   Have several goals to achieve; hope to attest in 2013
25%   All or most stage 2 goals are covered; should attest quickly
16%   Will start working on stage 2 in 2013
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What is your biggest concern about using the cloud for health IT?
37%   Security of patient information
27%   Lack of direct control over data and/or applications
22%   Uncertainty about availability of information and/or applications
16%   Uncertainty over contingencies in the case of emergencies
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Smartest Quotes
These are the quotes CHiME's Healthcare CIO SmartBrief readers shared most in 2012
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
-- Elbert Hubbard,
American writer, artist and philosopher
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To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
-- Marilyn vos Savant,
American columnist
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Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
-- Will Rogers,
American performer, humorist and critic
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The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
-- Henry David Thoreau,
American author and poet
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Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.
-- Virginia Burden Tower,
American writer
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If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place.
-- Orison Swett Marden,
American writer
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The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided.
-- Casey Stengel,
American baseball player and manager
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Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
-- Guillaume Apollinaire,
French writer, poet and critic
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Live rich, die poor; never make the mistake of doing it the other way 'round.
-- Walter Annenberg,
American publisher, philanthropist and diplomat
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A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
-- Henry Adams,
American journalist, historian, academic and novelist
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