One of the reasons being a consultant is such good preparation for the CIO role is that the two are actually very similar, says Shane Pilcher, who says both are expected to broadly bring a level of expertise to any area.
A “critical” component of implementing a new EHR? Setting realistic expectations, says CIO Dan Nash, which means communicating clearly about what can go wrong, and having a solid mitigation plan in place.
This past year was one for the books, and signs indicate that 2018 will be just as exciting, says David Muntz, who predicts the advancements we’ll see in areas like AI, cybersecurity, and value-based care.
Being a rural CIO means being willing to put fires, and being able to wear many different hats – even the hat of security officer, says Jason Bray of McAlester Regional.
Sometimes, not being quite prepared to face the board can be a blessing in disguise, says Laishy Williams-Carlson, who talks about how she used honesty to help build credibility as the new CIO.