Being a new CIO means doing a lot of listening and learning; but it also means realizing when changes need to be made to ensure the right pieces are in place to move forward, says Craig Richardville.
No matter where organizations are based or what model of care it utilized, one of the core objectives remains the same: to able to establish best practices and scale them across the system, says CIO Will Smart.
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.
Although it requires an investment in time and resources to map the current state, failing to do so can lead to more costs and complexity with a clinical improvement protect, says CMIO Dirk Stanley.
One of the best things CIOs can do – both for themselves and their team – is to learn as much as possible about areas that fall outside the traditional IT realm, says Nicholas Szymanski, who talks about the transformation from ‘IT guy’ to business partner.