“When you’re a physician and you’re put into a leadership role, there’s not a great training pathway for that,” says Dirk Stanley. In this interview, he talks about why he started a blog, the CMIO’s role as translator, and the moment his career changed.
The key to gaining buy-in among physicians with any initiative – especially one that can change their workflow – is to “explain what’s in it for them,” says Inspira Health CIO Tom Pacek. In this interview, he also talks about what it takes to foster innovation and lead during a crisis.
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.