There’s a lack of understanding when it comes to the unique challenges faced by rural hospitals, and CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the Year Randy McCleese has made it his mission to change that.
Before HIMSS kicked off, CHIME took an opportunity to recognize the achievements of those who are making an impact in healthcare IT, and encourage attendees to continue to push for change.
When you enter an organization that’s been through tumultuous times, sometimes the best approach isn’t to focus on change, but rather, stabilization, says CIO Randy McCleese.
The key to driving change when you’re the new CIO? Knowing when to push and when to pull back, says Bill Bishop, who discusses the importance of remaining transparent and maintaining strong vendor relationships.
Being a rural CIO means being willing to put fires, and being able to wear many different hats – even the hat of security officer, says Jason Bray of McAlester Regional.