As EHRs are implemented, one of the CIO’s key role is in educating the board and other senior leaders about what to realistically expect with analytics, and managing expectations, says Joel Vengco.
What does a great leader look like? To Kate Huvane Gamble, it’s someone who can change the mindset of a team and put them on his back; someone like David Ortiz.
Meeting the needs of local organizations while ensuring alignment with the organization-wide strategy is a balancing act, and one that often involves “interesting conversations,” says CIO Dan Howard.
Although a clinical background is by no means a requirement for CIOs, it can provide a significant benefit in understanding the subtleties of how technology impacts workflow, says Christopher Longhurst, MD.