One of the most interesting facets of the CIO role? Positioning IT as a value accelerator, says Dan Howard, who discusses his communication strategy, as well as how he has benefited from project management training.
Christopher Longhurst, MD, talks about his top strategic priorities as CIO, how University of California Health is benefitting through partnerships, and the interesting path the CMIO role has taken.
As EHRs are implemented, one of the CIO’s key role is in educating the board and other senior leaders about what to realistically expect with analytics, and managing expectations, says Joel Vengco.
Meeting the needs of local organizations while ensuring alignment with the organization-wide strategy is a balancing act, and one that often involves “interesting conversations,” says CIO Dan Howard.
Although a clinical background is by no means a requirement for CIOs, it can provide a significant benefit in understanding the subtleties of how technology impacts workflow, says Christopher Longhurst, MD.