As the CIO role becomes increasingly recognized as a “strategic partner who works across the healthcare system to improve health and care,” salaries are starting to reflect that, according to a recent CHIME survey.
The simple fact is, no matter how much planning you do, or how well you’re able to anticipate and avoid hurdles, sometimes you can’t get rid of the chaos. What you can do, says Kate Gamble, is react appropriately.
The downside of healthcare’s digital transformation? With more disciplines interacting with IT, the environment becomes “ripe for turf wars,” says CIO Pam McNutt, who shares her thoughts on navigating leadership challenges.
Being able to communicate clearly and manage expectations is absolutely critical, says CIO Nicholas Szymanski. “For a team to be successful, they need to understand what the mission is and why we’re doing it.”
As healthcare enters “the digital revolution,” perhaps the greatest challenge for leaders is balancing the need for data access with the need for security, says Pamela McNutt, CIO at Methodist Health System.