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.
Whether it’s building an interoperability framework or adjusting to a new culture, major changes don’t have to be approached alone, says Saad Chaudhry, who discusses his leadership philosophy and his plans as CIO at SGHG.
Although healthcare in the US lags behind in some areas, when it comes to IT adoption, there’s much knowledge to be shared across the world, and that’s exactly what Saad Chaudry plans to do.
HIMSS19 was about a lot of things – building relationships, focusing on the human side of technology, and empowering patients. What it wasn’t about? “New and shiny objects,” according to a handful of influential leaders.
Events like HIMSS are a great opportunity for networking, education, and sharing best practices. But more importantly, it’s a reminder of “why our work matters and how much more work we need to do,” says Sue Schade.