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.
Michael Elley weighs the pros and cons of being at both large and small organizations, how the CIO role has evolved in the past decade, and why it’s not realistic to create 5-year plans in today’s world.
Chuck Christian speaks candidly about why “the jury is still out” on FHIR, the toughest component of interoperability, and why he decided to leave the CIO role.
Brian Tew talks about his team’s focus on making sure they’re fully leveraging Epic, the challenge at GHVHS he couldn’t resist, and the one component of leadership CIOs can’t ignore.
The key to being a strong leader? Being humble enough to listen, while also having he confidence to make tough decisions, says John Kenagy, who believes that now more than ever, CIOs must be “fearless.”