When it comes to achieving population health goals, many organizations now believe having multiple vendors working in tandem is a more effective strategy than consolidation, says Mitchell Josephson of KLAS.
When it comes to value-based care, the one thing the industry can’t do is manage to the lowest common denominator, says CIO J.D. Whitlock, otherwise we’ll never move forward.
For J.D. Whitlock, serving as liaison between corporate leadership and regional IT staffs to resolve issues was the best possible preparation for the role of CIO.
Having the right tools in place is a critical part of a population health strategy, but it shouldn’t be the first priority, says Taylor Davis, who believes long-lasting success “starts with people.”
There’s a lot that needs to be done before an incoming CIO can start to craft a go-forward strategy, and it starts with listening, learning, and immersing yourself in the community, says Tanya Arthur.