Although HSS has taken a financial hit during the pandemic, it’s also done some of its most effective work, says CIO Jamie Nelson. In this podcast, she talks about how they’re surging ahead with digital health and looking to promote inclusion.
Effective leadership isn’t about knowing all the bits and bytes; it’s knowing how the whole system works together, said CIO Sheree Mcfarland. “That’s what you offer the business. You’re a business executive first, and a technologist second.”
The key to being a successful healthcare IT leader is to take advantage of the opportunities that come your way, while also creating opportunities for others, said CIO Sheree Mcfarland in this interview.
Promoting diversity across healthcare and moving toward a more level playing field is going to take more than simply throwing money at the problem. “We need to do a deep dive to figure this out,” says CIO Cletis Earle.
If we really want to address the lack of diversity in healthcare IT, it has to be a community effort led by CIOs of different races and genders, said Cletis Earle in a recent interview. “We all have to be at the table.”