If you ask Steve Lieber what attracted him to HIMSS 17 years ago, it was the enormous potential it had to become an industry leader. What has kept him so long, however, has been the organization’s willingness to grow and evolve.
Individual accolades are nice to have, but for leaders, the true reward comes when the entire organization is recognized for demonstrating the positive impact of IT and clinical care efforts, says Ed Marx.
Health systems may vary in terms of size, scope, and geographical location, but the leadership challenges facing CIOs are actually quite similar, says Keith Fraidenburg, who talks about how CHIME is working to support its growing membership.
It wasn’t until an EHR Genius Bar was installed – using analysts, a trainer, and a physician informaticist – that adoption gained some traction at UCHealth, but the effort is far from complete, says CT Lin.
Of all the “golden nuggets” Ed Marx has picked up over the years – both from mentors and his own experiences – perhaps none has been more valuable than being present as a leader.