If anyone truly represents today’s quintessential healthcare CIO, it’s GW’s Gretchen Tegethoff. That’s because she’s managed everything from getting physician buy-in on electronic documentation to overseeing the hospitals IT cabling. She’s also far from confined by her hospital’s four walls, sitting on a number of local and national committees. Most notably, Tegethoff has just been elected to the CHIME Board of Trustees. How does she keep all those balls in the air, while at the same time implementing Cerner and shooting for as much of Stage 1 as her organization can reasonably handle? It’s a great question, one among many healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently asked the Washington, D.C.-based CIO.
- GW’s physician mix (2 employed, 800 admitting)
- Keeping the independent docs happy
- Not going down the Stark road
- The diverse skill set of today’s CIO
- The benefits of a medical technology background
- Achieving a sound work/life balance