The ability to provide guidance on financial decision-making is becoming a core skillset for CIOs, according to Pamela McNutt. In this interview, she reflects on 30 years with Methodist Health System and shares insights on the evolving CIO role, the importance of mastering contract negotiations, and her team’s “heroic efforts” during Covid.
Forget the vendor relationships of the past. Today, it’s about finding a partner who is “really trying to understand our current problems and opportunities, and help us solve those problems,” said our panelists during a recent discussion.
Despite its complexity, healthcare can be boiled down to a simple concept: giving back time, said Saad Chaudhry, CDIO at Luminis Health. In this podcast, he talks about the personal experience that altered his thinking, and how his team is leveraging digital tools to help patients achieve their “existence allowance.”
One of the key aspects of change management, according to CIOs Jason Mason and Karen Marhefka, is making sure the key players understand what’s required – and “asking the hard questions,” they said during a recent panel discussion.
By focusing solely on the tasks and responsibilities within your job description, healthcare IT leaders miss out on critical opportunities to collaborate with other departments, work on cross-functional projects, or take on new initiatives, according to Bradd Busick, SVP and CIO at MultiCare Health System.