The most common mistake health IT leaders make when it comes to managing vendor relationships? Playing the blame game, says CIO Linda Stevenson, who believes a positive approach and a willingness to share responsibility are critical.
As care models continue to evolve, we need to stop using the word ‘clinical’ to create a divide between different types of workers, and start encouraging teamwork and collaboration, says Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO at UConn Health.
Sometimes the most important factor in decision-making is time, says Anthony Guerra. Without it, we can make the wrong choice, but with it, we gain access to “new information or insights” that can steer us in the right direction.
As the new CIO, your first priority – even before creating an IT roadmap – is to open the lines of communication and make sure your team understands you’re not there to “rip out the rug from under them,” says Linda Stevenson.
It’s no longer enough for healthcare IT leaders to have technical acumen, says Tamara Havenhill-Jacobs. “I’m seeing more CIOs who have had the time and experience to develop insight into how to have those conversations and engage effectively.”