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.
When it comes to value-based care, the one thing the industry can’t do is manage to the lowest common denominator, says CIO J.D. Whitlock, otherwise we’ll never move forward.
For J.D. Whitlock, serving as liaison between corporate leadership and regional IT staffs to resolve issues was the best possible preparation for the role of CIO.
Although some CIOs might dread conversations with clinical leaders asking for new EHR functionalities, J.D. Whitlock welcomes it — because it’s much better than the alternative.