With so many pressing priorities, it may seem like there’s no time for reflection. But if leaders don’t look back, it’s hard to find the best way forward, says Nick Szymanski, who shares lessons learned from his first year in a new CIO role.
Having the right infrastructure in place is certainly critical in being able to leverage cloud technologies, but it’s not the only key building block, according to CIOs Aaron Miri and Zafar Chaudry, who talked about the importance of trust.
If communication platforms are not easy to use, able to integrate into existing workflows, and accessible to all staff, they won’t be successfully adopted, “which can lead to even more issues,” says Michael Saad, CIO at University of Tennessee Medical Center.
Forget silver linings. For CHIME, the “gold lining” of the Covid-19 pandemic is the fact that the organization was able to expand and “re-ground” while others were forced to retract, says CEO Russ Branzell.
As businesses reopen, it’s critical to find a way for individuals who have received the Covid-19 vaccine to access, store and share their records in a secure, verifiable and privacy-preserving way, according to John Halamka, MD.