March 8, 2018

HIMSS is always an overwhelming event - even for the most seasoned of conference goers. As I was thinking about the subtle change in tactics I've deployed to get the most out of HIMSS....By leaving some space in my day, I was able to respond spontaneously to the ev...

May 21, 2017

Every day in healthcare IT, we are challenged to do our work better, cheaper, faster, more securely. It can be daunting to face an ever-growing "to do" list. At the same time, we do know we need to constantly improve and evolve.

March 4, 2017

February seems to be audit month where I work. All kinds of auditors come in. Having been through this for the past several years, I have developed six tips for surviving and possibly even thriving IT audits. It's never fun, but it can be useful.

January 18, 2017

I read a great article in Harvard Business Review recently that talked about the importance of airing dissenting opinions. ["True Leaders Believe Dissent is an Obligation", Bill Taylor, January 12, 2017]. In the article, Taylor makes the case for practically...

December 16, 2016

In healthcare IT (HIT) project management, you usually get one shot to get it right. Improve project communication with a clear, concise project status 1-pager.

December 14, 2016

We have all read hundreds of articles about meetings - our days are consumed with meetings that often lack substance, structure or value. Here are top ten tips...

December 2, 2016

If you have someone who's under performing, you have to ask yourself if that person is really in the right job. Have they been transferred or promoted into a role that's no longer leveraging their natural talents and work style?

November 26, 2016

If you work in IT, you need to constantly scan the horizon for what's new. As a leader, you also need to keep your eye out for trends that impact your organization or your teams and to refresh your professional skills along the way. This month, I'm focused on project m...

October 26, 2016

If you work in IT, you need to constantly scan the horizon for what's new. As a leader, you also need to keep your eye out for trends that impact your organization or your teams and to refresh your professional skills along the way.


Creative Confidence - (Tom & David K...

September 30, 2016

Leading the Team You Inherit is a great article from the June 2016 issue of Harvard Business Review and worth reading when you get a moment.  The author, Michael Watkins, points out some fundamental truths about the world we work in. Among them, we more often have to m...

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Susan Snedaker, MBA, CHCIO, CHISL, is an IT executive with expertise in all aspects of IT leadership. She is an award-winning author of numerous books on IT and leadership topics.

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