What topics are most important to CIOs and other healthcare IT leaders?
It is, indeed, a million-dollar question; one that vendors are constantly trying to decipher. And although a handful of usual suspects always come to mind, the top seed always seems to be changing.
This year, however, that wasn’t the case. When healthsystemCIO.com performed analytics on our site traffic from 2018, we identified a clear winner: career advancement. A piece written by Bonnie Siegel on how to approach the CIO interview process – and what mistakes to avoid – garnered by far the most views by a landslide, which is likely a reflection of the tumultuous times the industry is experiencing.
Of course, careers aren’t the only hot topic. Another that seemed to grab readers’ attention is EHRs; specifically, what leaders can do to improve workflow and usability, and prevent frustration and burnout. Lee Milligan, MD, CMIO at Asante, tackled these complex subjects in a number of posts, all of which scored extremely high in terms of views.
Rounding out some of the top spots were digital health (which many predict will be a huge area of interest in 2019), cybersecurity, population health, and consumer engagement. But will any of them take the top spot?
We shall see.
But for now, here is a list of the top 20 posts from the past year:
- How to Ace the CIO Interview (Bonnie Siegel, Independent Career Consultant)
- From Theory to Practice: How One Team Put a New Spin on EHR Training (Lee Milligan, MD, CMIO, Asante)
- EHR Accountability: It Starts at Home (Lee Milligan, MD, CMIO, Asante)
- Calculated Risk: How an Algorithm Can Improve Care for High-Risk Patients (Sampath Narayanan, CIO, ConcertoHealth)
- The Human Element in Healthcare IT (Lee Milligan, MD, CMIO, Asante)
- The Population Health Gold Rush (David Bensema, MD, Former CIO & CMIO, Baptist Health)
- A Picture of Health: How a Homegrown Platform Is Improving Outcomes (Sampath Narayanan, CIO, ConcertoHealth)
- Voice of Reason: The Benefits of Taking Communication Out of Providers’ Hands (Deanna Parker, Assistant VP, Emergency Services, Hardin Memorial Health)
- Setting Records Straight: The Process Health Systems Can’t Afford to Overlook (Amy Stiner, RN, Lead Cerner Advisor, Defense Acquisition and Policy Department, MITRE)
- Caring in the Age of EHR (David Bensema, MD, Former CIO & CMIO, Baptist Health)
- Four Key Themes for CIOs in 2018 (David Chou, VP and Chief Information & Digital Officer, Children’s Mercy Hospital)
- A Year Later: What WannaCry Taught Us About the Value of Collaboration (Cletis Earle, VP & CIO, Kaleida Health, and CHIME Board Chair)
- Is Talking to Software the Next Big Step? (Joseph Kvedar, MD, VP of Connected Health, Partners HealthCare)
- Lucy, the Chocolate Factory, and Governance (Katie Foster, System Director, Provider Informatics, OhioHealth)
- What The Newest Health Collaboration Tells Us About Consumerism (Bill Russell, Founder & CEO, Health Lyrics (Former CIO, St. Joseph Health)
- A (Sort of) Patient’s Story (Kate Gamble, Managing Editor, healthsystemCIO.com)
- The One-Question Interview for Your Next CTO (Bill Russell, Founder & CEO, Health Lyrics (Former CIO, St. Joseph Health)
- Getting Strategic about Risk Management (Mitch Parker, Executive Director, Information Security & Compliance, Indiana University Health)
- What Does It Take to Be a Turnaround CIO? (David Chou, VP and Chief Information & Digital Officer, Children’s Mercy Hospital)
- Celebrating, Collaborating with, and Learning from HTM (Sue Schade, Principal, StarBridge Advisors (Former CIO, Univ. Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers)
Thanks so much to all of our contributors, and happy and healthy New Year to all of our readers!