Panel Discussion: Women In IT Leadership, Part 2

Bobbie Byrne, MD, System VP& CIO, Edward Elmhurst Healthcare

Attributes of successful leaders
“We’ve become mentors because we’ve had great mentors.”
Byrne’s football analogy
Encouraging timid women to “speak up”
Benefits of professional networks — “How do we reach out and leverage the people that can help us?”
Guarding against being “too busy”

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Kyle Johnson, SVP & CIO, Eastern Maine Healthcare, Chapter 3

Kyle Johnson, SVP & CIO, Eastern Maine HealthCare

Major M&A at CHE Trinity — “When is large too large?”
Data management as a differentiator in mergers
Acquiring Mercy — “There’s a lot of heavy lifting that has to go on.”
When it’s time for a change — “You have to be really ready, and I was.”
Size versus agility
Cultural fit — “If you pick wrong, it can be pretty miserable”

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Panel Discussion: Women In IT Leadership, Part 1

Mary Alice Annecharico, SVP/CIO, Henry Ford Health System

About our CIO panelists: Annecharico, Byrne, Loveless & Schade
JHM study on women in the C-suite
“The barriers are really relatively complex.”
Role of culture in enabling advancement
Mentors & the confidence boost
Challenging women to “look over the edge and do something scary.”

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Kyle Johnson, SVP & CIO, Eastern Maine Healthcare, Chapter 1

Kyle Johnson, SVP & CIO, Eastern Maine HealthCare

About Eastern Maine
Cerner in hospitals, GE Centricity in ambulatory
Clinician engagement — “We’re looking to take it to the next level.”
Maine’s “robust” HIE
Building a successful ACO — “You have to really understand the operation.”
Shared services across the organization
“How can we do things in a more efficient and more effective way?”

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Julie Bonello, CIO, Access Community Health Network, Chapter 3

Julie Bonello, CIO, ACCESS Community Health Network

Staff retention — providing “great growth opportunities.”
Role of IT in improving care
Referral flow between hospitals and specialists
Background in nursing, researching & consulting
Aligning with community health centers — “That’s where all of us are beginning to migrate.”
The unique opportunity for today’s CIOs

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