What made John Halamka want to move on from the CIO role? An opportunity to share the many lessons learned during his career, mentor the next generation, and help separate hype from reality.
Perhaps the toughest part of a merger is getting separate organizations to act as one. But it can be done if leadership follows a few simple tenets – starting with communication, says Scott Vachon.
As mergers become increasingly common, “the CIO is being thrust into a coordinating role,” says HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf, which makes it all the more critical to formulate strong partnerships.
When it comes to how care is delivered, consumer expectations have changed dramatically. If we want to move forward as an industry, leaders need to create an environment that meets those needs, and build digital health into their strategy, says Hal Wolf.
With the rise in mergers and acquisitions in healthcare comes a negative side effect – costlier care, says David Chou, who believes the industry should be encouraging competition over consolidation.