They may have taken different paths to get there, but Patty Sengstack, Ellen Pollack and Trish Gallagher face the same challenges in the CNIO role, from communication breakdowns to saying ‘no.’
Of the many challenges that emerge when two large organizations join together, perhaps the toughest is incorporating governance structures and getting everyone on the same page, says Michael Marino.
With technology playing a bigger role than ever in how care is delivered, it’s no surprise that CNIOs are growing in number, says Chris Wierz, who looks at how the role has changed and the skillset needed to succeed in it.
We have the pieces necessary to achieve interoperability, but they must be placed strategically and tactically if we’re going to achieve the desired result, says David Muntz.
Are the challenges that plague healthcare IT executives in the US really different from those facing leaders in other countries? No, says CIO John Halamka, who draws some interesting parallels.