There’s a lack of understanding when it comes to the unique challenges faced by rural hospitals, and CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the Year Randy McCleese has made it his mission to change that.
Before HIMSS kicked off, CHIME took an opportunity to recognize the achievements of those who are making an impact in healthcare IT, and encourage attendees to continue to push for change.
When you enter an organization that’s been through tumultuous times, sometimes the best approach isn’t to focus on change, but rather, stabilization, says CIO Randy McCleese.
The 2017 CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the Year Award went to someone who is just as involved with local, grassroots activity as he is with national policy issues: Randy McCleese, CIO at Methodist Hospital.
Linda Hodges, a former executive search consultant who placed numerous CIOs, and Randy McCleese, who has been a leader in advocacy efforts, were among those recognized at the CHIME16 Fall Forum for their efforts in advancing the industry.