For healthcare IT leaders, trying to allocate the resources needed to purchase and maintain systems may feel like a battle, but with the right approach and tools, it can become a productive discussion, according to our panelists.
When stepping into an IT environment where things have been “bolted on,” a CIO’s first priority should be to “create a framework for service requests, and improve communication among departments,” says William Walders.
Can the same methods “secret shoppers” use to improve the patient experience be leveraged by those who support EHRs and other technology used by clinicians every day? Yes – if done right, says CMIO Craig Joseph.
Being a new CIO means doing a lot of listening and learning; but it also means realizing when changes need to be made to ensure the right pieces are in place to move forward, says Craig Richardville.
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.