A number of topics seemed to bubble up to the surface during our most popular interviews from the past year, but perhaps none were as prominent as digital health, the advancement of women in IT leadership roles, and addressing opioid abuse.
What started as an informal get-together has evolved into year-round community that aims to empower and advance women in health IT. And it starts by making sure women understand their worth, says HIMSS EVP Carla Smith.
One of the key takeaways from years of implementing EHRs? Governance isn’t merely a reporting mechanism – it’s a way of guiding a project and getting the organization on board, says Dana Sellers.
When it comes to landing CIO roles, the numbers are trending in the wrong direction. And so it’s up to health IT leaders – and professional associations – to find out why and help remedy the situation, says Tressa Springmann.
As outside influences continue to disrupt healthcare, a number of technology leadership roles will emerge, and it’s part of the CIO’s job to help define new professional development paths, say our panelists.