If the mark of a great leader is being willing to stay true to your vision – no matter how tempting it might be too veer off course – than there was none greater than George Washington, says Kate Gamble.
Everyone likes the idea of migrating to a single EHR platform, but in reality, “there are lot of discussions that have to take place around the rules of the road,” says CIO Stephanie Lahr.
The days where the CMIO’s primary role was to “keep the natives from growing restless” are done, according to Michael Marino. “You have to be part MBA, part physician, and part technology executive,” he says.
The CIO’s role in a major initiative like rolling out Epic? Keeping it alive, says Ed Kopetsky. And that means sustaining executive team involvement and commitment,, recruiting the right people, and “clearing the roadway for others to take off.”
As technology advances and EHR utilization continues to expand, the HIMSS Analytics model that was once a standard has evolved into a toolset that can guide strategic decision making, says Blain Newton.