The change in administration has left CIOs with more questions than answers, but CHIME’s Public Policy team feels “optimistic” about the future of health IT, according to Leslie Krigstein and Mari Savickis.
Health systems may vary in terms of size, scope, and geographical location, but the leadership challenges facing CIOs are actually quite similar, says Keith Fraidenburg, who talks about how CHIME is working to support its growing membership.
Being an advocate takes time and energy that many leaders can hardly afford to give up, but the rewards are well worth it, says Liz Johnson, who makes a strong case for going to the Hill.
The best way to keep a team motivated? Provide a working environment that meets their needs, communicate often, and make sure they understand the tremendous impact IT has on patient care, says CIO Liz Johnson.
Her efforts to break down barriers of care and improve outcomes among pediatric patients have earned Pamela Arora the John Gall E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year Award from CHIME and HIMSS.