If you ask Steve Lieber what attracted him to HIMSS 17 years ago, it was the enormous potential it had to become an industry leader. What has kept him so long, however, has been the organization’s willingness to grow and evolve.
It isn’t just the CIO who should be the driving force of digital transformation, says Brian Thomas, who believes it “has many motivations, and is the responsibility of many people,” from top to bottom.
A show like HIMSS offers a unique opportunity for someone who covers the health IT industry, and Kate Huvane Gamble believes the best way to leverage it is by having real conversations, not briefings.
Individual accolades are nice to have, but for leaders, the true reward comes when the entire organization is recognized for demonstrating the positive impact of IT and clinical care efforts, says Ed Marx.