Progress can’t happen without collaboration, and collaboration can’t happen without meaningful communication, says David Muntz, who shares some of the lessons he’s learned about getting a message across.
In healthcare, it may seem like the work is endless and “all we do is move the ball forward a bit each day,” but if tasks are managed effectively, it can lead to a sense of accomplishment, says Sue Schade.
In a perfect world, being on vacation means being completely disconnected. But in reality, there are times when checking in is a must, says Sue Schade, who provides guidelines on how to do it.
If CIOs focus only on IT related innovation, “they are running with blinders on,” says Avery Cloud, who believes that by partnering with leaders from areas like marketing and legal, they can more effectively harness its power and find opportunities for improvement.
The “health highway” of seamless interoperability is as much a work in progress as any national network, says Sue Schade, reflecting on how far health IT has come in the past decade and a half.