The days where the CMIO’s primary role was to “keep the natives from growing restless” are done, according to Michael Marino. “You have to be part MBA, part physician, and part technology executive,” he says.
There’s no way around it; diverse patient populations need diverse ways of interacting and engaging with providers. The sooner we accept that and make it happen, the better we’ll all be, says CMIO Michael Marino.
As an IT leader, Michael Marino understands the push to incorporate data into patient care. But as a physician, he’s concerned about the burden it places on those who deliver that care.
Of the many challenges that emerge when two large organizations join together, perhaps the toughest is incorporating governance structures and getting everyone on the same page, says Michael Marino.