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.
The most important piece of advice for communicating more effectively with stakeholders? “Tailor your message,” says Dr. John Showalter, who also talks about selling predictive analytics, and how he transitioned from CMIO to CHIO.
Christopher Longhurst, MD, talks about his top strategic priorities as CIO, how University of California Health is benefitting through partnerships, and the interesting path the CMIO role has taken.
Although a clinical background is by no means a requirement for CIOs, it can provide a significant benefit in understanding the subtleties of how technology impacts workflow, says Christopher Longhurst, MD.
As the industry begins its transition to fee-for-value, the CHIO is emerging as a clinical strategist that can be looked at to guide a health system’s vision, say Hillary Ross and Zachary Durst of Witt/Kieffer.