Survival is certainly the top priority during a crisis – but it can’t be the sole focus, said Edmondo Robinson, MD, in this podcast. Leaders also need to focus on “what have we learned and how that learning should influence our strategy going forward.”
One of the costliest mistakes leaders make? Neglecting the long-term vision while dealing with a crisis, said CIO Donna Roach. “You still have to carve out time to work on your strategy and where you need to be.”
As CIO, one of Jim Daly’s key priorities is to ensure the organization is getting the maximum value from its IT investments – which includes not just applications and infrastructure, but people, he said during a recent interview.
Urgent needs – like a pandemic, for example – need to be met, but not at the cost of sacrificing strategic objectives, says CMIO Patrick Woodard, who talks about how his team is staying focused on delivery high-quality care.
It’s only natural for individuals to focus on the short term during a pandemic; the CIO’s role is to “step back and think bigger,” says Chris Belmont, who talks about his core objectives at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, and where the key opportunities exist for opportunity.