“There’s security and safety in doing things that are known,” says CIO Aaron Miri, who believes the hallmark of a great leader is being willing to step out of the comfort zone and take risks.
It’s just as important for CIOs to able to communicate the vision as it is to create it, says Kathy Ross, who talks about the critical role mentors and professional organizations can play in developing leaders.
The way not to teach care providers how to show empathy and incorporate it into their workflow? By mandating it, says Sue Murphy, who believes it should be less about checking a box, and more about understanding what others are feeling.
Building solid partnerships with physician leaders takes more than simply engaging with them. It’s creating advisory committee where they can engage with business and technology leaders to help guide decision-making, says Stephanie Lahr.
Whether it’s implementing an EHR system or landing on the moon, there wouldn’t be any “giant leaps” if not for the sacrifices made by those who came before us, says Saad Chaudhry. “We don’t succeed alone.”