When it comes to landing CIO roles, the numbers are trending in the wrong direction. And so it’s up to health IT leaders – and professional associations – to find out why and help remedy the situation, says Tressa Springmann.
Not only has serving in the US Army provided Lt. Col. Chani Cordero with experiences she wouldn’t have otherwise had, it’s taught her “how to influence, motivate, and bring an organization to change.”
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.
If the industry is going to move toward value-based care, we have to start connecting “in a more robust manner,” says Cletis Earle, who shares his thoughts on what it will take to achieve integration, why diversity is so critical, and the common thread among all CIOs.
What steps are you taking to own your career and further develop yourself? Events like HIMSS offer tremendous opportunities for education and networking that can help set the right direction, says Sue Schade.