No one is better suited than those who are in the trenches to push for better healthcare IT policies, according to Randy McCleese, one of several leaders who talks about why advocacy is so critical, especially in today’s landscape.
The initiatives that have made the most impact – especially when it comes to curbing opioid abuse, don’t necessarily require a big budget. What is needed, however, is guidance from fellow leaders, say Patty Lavely and Dave Lehr.
No one knows better than healthcare IT leaders how digital health regulations might remove a barrier or disrupt care, which is why it’s more important than ever for CIOs to find their voice – and use it, says Liz Johnson.
When it comes to health IT policy, leaders have two choices: get engaged in the process and help lead the discussion, or wait for regulators to set the rules and live with the consequences, according to Mari Savickis and Leslie Krigstein of CHIME.
“There’s security and safety in doing things that are known,” says CIO Aaron Miri, who believes the hallmark of a great leader is being willing to step out of the comfort zone and take risks.