By focusing primarily on implementing EHRs – and putting cybersecurity on the back burner – the industry created a “gold mine for bad actors,” says Anahi Santiago, who talks about her team’s education strategy, and why advocacy is critical.
There’s a lack of understanding when it comes to the unique challenges faced by rural hospitals, and CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the Year Randy McCleese has made it his mission to change that.
Whether the focus is on cybersecurity, the opioid epidemic, or easing the burden on clinicians, CHIME’s policy team always has one goal in mind: how to push forward policies that leverage technology to improve care, says Mari Savickis.
Before HIMSS kicked off, CHIME took an opportunity to recognize the achievements of those who are making an impact in healthcare IT, and encourage attendees to continue to push for change.
The 2017 CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the Year Award went to someone who is just as involved with local, grassroots activity as he is with national policy issues: Randy McCleese, CIO at Methodist Hospital.