As mergers become increasingly common, “the CIO is being thrust into a coordinating role,” says HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf, which makes it all the more critical to formulate strong partnerships.
If the industry is going to move toward value-based care, we have to start connecting “in a more robust manner,” says Cletis Earle, who shares his thoughts on what it will take to achieve integration, why diversity is so critical, and the common thread among all CIOs.
What steps are you taking to own your career and further develop yourself? Events like HIMSS offer tremendous opportunities for education and networking that can help set the right direction, says Sue Schade.
The 2017 CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the Year Award went to someone who is just as involved with local, grassroots activity as he is with national policy issues: Randy McCleese, CIO at Methodist Hospital.
A number of health system leaders and vendor executives were recognized for their work in advancing the industry forward during the CHIME17 Fall Forum, including Chuck Christian, Gary Barnes, and Dana Sellers.