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.
The keys to forming a partnership between a health system and a municipality – or any organization, for that matter – are in being transparent and being able to communicate your intentions, say CIOs Cletis Earle and Luis Taveras.
The reality with customization? The further an organization gets from a product’s foundation development, the further behind they are when the next set of enhancements are released, says CIO Tricia Julian.
One way in which CIOs can attain the ultimate goal of providing IT solutions that are scalable, sustainable and cost-effective? By choosing partners – not vendors, says David Reis.
IT outsourcing doesn’t have to be an ‘all or nothing’ proposition, says Rich Pollack, who believes that by selecting only the necessary components, CIOs can optimize in-house expertise and improve the delivery of services across the organization.