Merging cultures is never easy, but the process can be made somewhat smoother by focusing more on the ‘why’ than on the ‘how,’ says Laishy Williams-Carlson, who talks about the challenges Bon Secours faces with constant growth.
Although understanding analytics and fostering innovation have become part of the CMIO’s role, the most important component is still being able to communicate with physicians, say our panelists.
As organizations start to pivot toward value-based care, the CMIO must act as a change agent who can understand the needs of different groups and help create alignment.
As the CIO role continues to evolve, one of the most important aspects has become the ability to express the return on capital investments, says Jim Noga of Partners HealthCare.
Selecting a vendor can be difficult, but what comes next can be even tougher, says Mike Magera, who talks about his top priorities from an infrastructure standpoint, and what it takes to negotiate successfully with vendors.