In this day and age, do we still need to single out the top women leaders – and not just the top leaders? It’s a question that has no simple answer, says Kate Gamble, who recalls an interesting conversation with a CIO.
The best way to truly understand the business of healthcare – both as it exists now, and what it will look like in the future – is by getting ‘out of IT,’ says CIO Laishy Williams-Carlson.
When leveraged the right way, super users can not only help improve staff engagement during an implementation – they can also help reduce the use of consultants, says Susan Marino of Hartford HealthCare.
Sometimes, not being quite prepared to face the board can be a blessing in disguise, says Laishy Williams-Carlson, who talks about how she used honesty to help build credibility as the new CIO.
When a rollout is complete (or at least, nearing completion), the real work begins, says CNIO Susan Marino, whose team is focused on optimization the EHR so that it helps clinicians “transform their practice.”