One of Dr. Anncy Thomas’ first goals as CIO at Episcopal Health Services was to change not just the outside perception of IT, but the department’s mindset of its core objectives.
If healthcare is to move forward, leaders need to accept that what has been historically built is no longer what’s going to serve consumers, says Craig Richardville.
With all of the tasks facing healthcare organizations, one thing that can’t get lost in the shuffle is managing – and developing – talent, according to three CIOs who presented on the topic at CHIME18.
An organization can spend all the money on all the right tools, and it still might not be recognized as Most Wired, says Drex DeFord, who talks about the revamped process. “It’s not about buying things; it’s about doing things well.”
Although they rarely get the credit they deserve, physician informaticists play a critical role as the nexus between IT and clinicians – especially in an environment where change is a constant, says CMIO CT Lin.