Having risen through the IT ranks (often coming out of infrastructure or networking), CIOs know technology inside and out, but when they do hit the C-suite, there is another skill and relationship that is almost as important in determining success — and that’s the understanding of finance and their relationship with the CFO. So what financial chops do CIOs need; and what are the keys to making this relationship work for the benefit of all. In this important webinar, we’ll hear from IT leaders who have made their understanding of the numbers a top priority.
While there’s no lack of tools to address the countless cyber challenges organizations face, there is definitely a lack of internal cyber staff at health systems available to support them. This makes it tricky for CISOs and other IT security professionals to determine whether they have what it takes to get their money’s worth out of — not to mention address the issues identified by — what might at first glance be a very attractive piece of software. And recent claims by vendors that their tools are easy to use because they leverage AI make this doubly difficult to discern. In this timely webinar, we’ll speak to leaders who are working to better understand the skillset-specific bandwidth on their teams; the internal support that will be required by any particular tool; and thus whether the potential investment in front of them would result in less or, ironically, more risk.
It’s one of the most infuriating things patients can experience during their care journeys — they’ve had an image taken (perhaps even at another unit in the hospital) and the clinician they are now in front of either didn’t receive it or can’t access it. And it’s not only frustrating for the patient, but for the clinicians on both ends of that image handoff who are unable to deliver the care they want, or at the very least are having their workflow stymied. The reasons for such lack of interoperability are legion — ranging from too many disparate PACS, to too many differing workflows, to suboptimal governance. In this timely webinar, we’ll hear from leaders about where they’re focusing their enterprise imaging efforts and the best practices learned along the way.
One the main keys to success in any business is focusing on certain products and services to the exclusion of others – to draw a circle in the sand and say, ‘We play in these areas, and in them we will be the best.’ If an organization can’t be great at something that others are doing better, it may be time to reallocate those resources. For Damon Auer, the time for health systems with hospitals at their core to decouple from the ambulatory/retail space is now. It’s a bold prediction, driven by the observable fact that new entrants into that space are providing an Amazon-like experience which established, acute-centric organizations can only dream about. In this Partner Perspective interview with healthsystemCIO Founder and Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guerra; Auer, Chief Executive & Managing Director, North America, Dedalus Group, discusses these issues and many more.
Your organization needs cyber insurance. Why? Over 80% of organizations experienced at least one successful phishing attack in 2021, and 54% experienced a cyberattack in the last 12 months. Considering the average cost of a data breach was $4.35 million in 2022 – and even higher in the healthcare industry at $10.1 million – cyber insurance is a business concern that urgently needs your attention. But getting and keeping cyber insurance coverage is increasingly challenging in today’s market – as is getting your claims approved. And even when your claim is approved, you may have insufficient coverage to compensate you. Only 19% percent of organizations have cyber insurance coverage over $600,000, while the average ransomware payment in 2021 was over $810,000. In this timely webinar, we’ll hear from leaders about how they are tackling the cyber insurance challenge.