To some, innovation is a buzzword. But to organizations like UPMC that are leveraging data to create more effective care models and solutions, it’s a strategic direction, says Rasu Shrestha.
One of the reasons being a consultant is such good preparation for the CIO role is that the two are actually very similar, says Shane Pilcher, who says both are expected to broadly bring a level of expertise to any area.
Having a strong relationship with your vendor is critical for any organizations, but for an independent, it’s vital to find someone who’s “willing to roll up their sleeves,” says CIO Shane Pilcher.
Despite what some may say, interoperability isn’t free – not by a long shot. But the value that comes from physicians having the data they need, when they need it is immeasurable, says Chuck Christian.
The key to driving change when you’re the new CIO? Knowing when to push and when to pull back, says Bill Bishop, who discusses the importance of remaining transparent and maintaining strong vendor relationships.