Although understanding analytics and fostering innovation have become part of the CMIO’s role, the most important component is still being able to communicate with physicians, say our panelists.
The role that healthcare leaders were trained for is not the role that has emerged, says CMIO Albert Villarin, who believes a workforce restructuring is direly needed and must be continuously maintained.
As organizations start to pivot toward value-based care, the CMIO must act as a change agent who can understand the needs of different groups and help create alignment.
As organizations shift from implementation to optimization mode, the focus becomes how to make systems as effective as possible without stretching physicians too far. And right in the middle of that conversation is the CMIO.
One of the core competencies in today’s CIO isn’t being an expert in everything, but rather in being smart enough to surround yourself with experts, says Adam Buckley.