As damaging as it was, last year’s WannaCry attack on the NHS could have been even worse if health systems in the US and UK hadn’t developed a collaborative relationship, says CIO Cletis Earle.
Whether the focus is on cybersecurity, the opioid epidemic, or easing the burden on clinicians, CHIME’s policy team always has one goal in mind: how to push forward policies that leverage technology to improve care, says Mari Savickis.
Before HIMSS kicked off, CHIME took an opportunity to recognize the achievements of those who are making an impact in healthcare IT, and encourage attendees to continue to push for change.
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.
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.