The key to getting IT folks at the table when decisions are being made, rather than after the fact? By helping them to understand the critical role they play in patient care, says CIO Tom Barrett, who talks about going from service provider to ‘transformational partner.’
The downside of healthcare’s digital transformation? With more disciplines interacting with IT, the environment becomes “ripe for turf wars,” says CIO Pam McNutt, who shares her thoughts on navigating leadership challenges.
As healthcare enters “the digital revolution,” perhaps the greatest challenge for leaders is balancing the need for data access with the need for security, says Pamela McNutt, CIO at Methodist Health System.
No one knows better than healthcare IT leaders how digital health regulations might remove a barrier or disrupt care, which is why it’s more important than ever for CIOs to find their voice – and use it, says Liz Johnson.
One of the key components in creating a digitally enabled organization? Blurring the lines to the point where an external observer could not differentiate the CIO from any other member of the C-Suite, says Ed Marx.