Perhaps the most important lesson Michael Elley has learned in nearly two decades of healthcare IT leadership? “It starts with people,” and more specifically, building relationships to better understand the culture, the focus, and the gaps that exist, he said during a recent interview.
For some, the key motivation for migrating data to the cloud is to reduce the costs and risks associated with on-prem storage; for others, it’s providing more visibility. What it can’t be, according to CIO Beth Lindsay-Wood is doing “cloud for cloud’s sake,” she said during a discussion with Chris Hutchins and Siv Raman, MD.
As more organizations consider cloud migration, leaders are finding that threat intelligence can play a critical role in securing data – but that’s not “where the magic happens,” said panelists Sahan Fernando, Chris Akeroyd and Chris Bowen during a recent panel discussion.
One component that can’t be underestimated when in migrating to the cloud is the change management piece, according to John Kravitz, Tony Ambrozie, and John Squeo, who shared their experiences during a panel discussion. “The entire change enablement is just a huge portion of this.”
Before the ultimate goals of becoming a data-driven organization and moving to 100 percent virtual can be achieved, leaders need to build a solid culture based on “systemness,” said Sonney Sapra, CIO at Samaritan Health Services, in this interview.