A key piece of advice for new or aspiring CMIOs? “Identify your clinical leaders early and develop those relationships,” says Brett Oliver, MD, CMIO at Baptist Health, in this leadership spotlight.
One of the most complex aspects of implementing an EHR? Finding the balance between following the recipe that has proven successful, while also “making it your own,” says Laishy Williams-Carlson, CIO at Roper St. Francis, in this podcast.
Informatics isn’t about setting up computers or fixing servers. It’s about building relationships, understanding the pressures and desires of patients, providers and staff, and understanding the ultimate goal of health care, says CT Lin, MD.
With healthcare organizations coming off a period of enormous growth, particularly in terms of digital health, the timing is perfect for clinical and IT departments to sit down and figure out how to partner more effectively, says CMIO Brett Oliver.
One of the CMIO’s most important roles – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic – is to “protect providers” by ensuring they’re getting useful information, and not just data dumps, says Mark Weisman, MD.