More than ever, CIOs must not only collaborate with the health technology management staff, but to meet them halfway, says Sue Schade, who recognizes the work of these “unsung heroes.”
As damaging as it was, last year’s WannaCry attack on the NHS could have been even worse if health systems in the US and UK hadn’t developed a collaborative relationship, says CIO Cletis Earle.
If CIOs focus only on IT related innovation, “they are running with blinders on,” says Avery Cloud, who believes that by partnering with leaders from areas like marketing and legal, they can more effectively harness its power and find opportunities for improvement.
If the industry is going to move toward value-based care, we have to start connecting “in a more robust manner,” says Cletis Earle, who shares his thoughts on what it will take to achieve integration, why diversity is so critical, and the common thread among all CIOs.
Despite what some may say, interoperability isn’t free – not by a long shot. But the value that comes from physicians having the data they need, when they need it is immeasurable, says Chuck Christian.