After spending the past five years putting in a “platform for clinical transformation and innovation” through the eCare initiative, Partners is shifting its focus to digital health, says CIO Jim Noga.
A longtime health IT advocate, Chuck Christian has been honored by CHIME with its Federal Public Policy Award for CIO Leadership.
The reason why interoperability wasn’t baked into HITECH? Because ONC knew it couldn’t be developed in a committee, but had to be done “in the real world,” even if that meant it would be “messy,” says Doug Fridsma.
One of the most difficult parts in moving to a managed services environment? Selling it to the staff as an opportunity to hone their skills – not a threat to their jobs, says Mike Magera.
The most important characteristic in a team member isn’t technology acumen, but ability to communicate effectively and adapt to change, says CIO Skip Rollins.