The most important characteristic in a team member isn’t technology acumen, but ability to communicate effectively and adapt to change, says CIO Skip Rollins.
Selecting a vendor can be difficult, but what comes next can be even tougher, says Mike Magera, who talks about his top priorities from an infrastructure standpoint, and what it takes to negotiate successfully with vendors.
If a vendor partnership is going to be successful, there has to be trust on both sides, says Skip Rollins, who also believes it’s critical that CIOs are willing to walk away if it’s no longer working.
Being a community health system means not rushing into major decisions – especially deciding on a core EHR vendor, and finding ways to make sure resources are maximized, says CIO Skip Rollins.
The bad news? EHR vendors have come under fire for failing to facilitate data sharing. The good news? They can go from perceived villain to hero by following these steps, says former CIO Bill Russell.