If a leader is always turning the slightest storm into a category 5 hurricane, eventually the staff will stop hunkering down – and stop approaching you when there are critical issues, says Kate Huvane Gamble.
With more care happening outside of the hospital – and even the physician office – it’s become critical for CIOs to understand the barriers facing patients and harness technologies to meet their needs, says Carla Smith.
Talking about the lack of diversity in health IT leadership is important, but what’s even more critical is doing something about it, says Cletis Earle, who discusses his work with CHIME’s diversity initiative.
One of the core competencies in today’s CIO isn’t being an expert in everything, but rather in being smart enough to surround yourself with experts, says Adam Buckley.
When it comes to innovation, technology is merely a small piece of the puzzle, says Carla Smith of HIMSS. The bigger piece? “The human dynamics and human interactions.”