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Rich Temple, CIO, Deborah Heart and Lung Center

Rich Temple has over 25 years of healthcare experience at all levels. He is currently the Vice President / Chief Information Officer for the Deborah Heart and Lung Center, an 89-bed nationally-renowned cardiovascular specialty hospital in Browns Mills, NJ. Rich also serves as Deborah's HIPAA Security Officer. Prior to his role at Deborah, Rich was the founder of Richard Temple & Associates, a consultancy specializing in healthcare advisory and strategy. Rich also held previous positions as a National Practice Director for IT Strategy for Beacon Partners (now KPMG) and as VP/CIO for both the Saint Clare’s Health System in Denville, NJ and for AristaCare Health Services, which runs several long-term care facilities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Rich has also served as President, Secretary, and Board Member of the statewide Chapter of HIMSS in New Jersey.
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How to recruit your next generation of health IT professionals


Looking out of my office window at Deborah Heart and Lung Center, you see nothing but a green, rural area, nestled in the middle of the Pine Barrens, which is not the typical scene your mind envisions when you think of New Jersey.

Being in such a rural area, it can be a challenge to recruit staff with experience in our MEDITECH EHR because we don't have a large population to draw from. However, we came up with a unique plan to attract quality staff to our facility.  

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