Integrity-based leadership may be something talked up in executive training sessions, but it’s put into practice by Curt Kwak, CIO of the Washington Region at Providence Health & Services. And the qualities of transparency, honesty and fairness which are so close to Kwak’s heart have come in handy as he says goodbye to incumbent vendors GE and McKesson and hello to Epic. Yes, Kwak’s going full-boat Epic in order to more closely integrate the core facility with local physicians. To learn more about his journey, healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently caught up with the West Coast CIO.
- What CIOs are really judged by, and how to achieve it
- “It’s about staying in touch, communicating facts, absorbing perceptions and maintaining integrity and loyalty”
- What does integrity mean for CIOs?
- The CMIO role — how important is it? “I don’t know how we got by without him”
- Measuring up to Stage 1
- Epic & ARRA — lining up implementation and the incentives