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.
One of the most common mistakes an IT department can make? Focusing too much on running systems and not enough on supplying the best solution for the business, says CIO Chris Belmont in this podcast interview.
For health IT leaders, 2020 proved to be the ultimate litmus test. What matters, however, isn’t whether organizations passed, but how they reacted, and how they plan to improve going forward, said our panelists.