If you ask Steve Lieber what attracted him to HIMSS 17 years ago, it was the enormous potential it had to become an industry leader. What has kept him so long, however, has been the organization’s willingness to grow and evolve.
Health systems may vary in terms of size, scope, and geographical location, but the leadership challenges facing CIOs are actually quite similar, says Keith Fraidenburg, who talks about how CHIME is working to support its growing membership.
Being an advocate takes time and energy that many leaders can hardly afford to give up, but the rewards are well worth it, says Liz Johnson, who makes a strong case for going to the Hill.
Today’s CIO needs to be a change agent, an advocate, a strong communicator, and an authority on cybersecurity. But that isn’t enough, says Liz Johnson, who says leaders “have a dream a little.”
In this installment, Chuck Christian talks about how he benefits in his current role from being able to think like a CIO, the strides IHIE is making in its five-year plan, and what he thinks of the 21st Century Cures Act.