Becoming a digital organization is about much more than just adding technology to the mix; it’s about “looking at a completely different way of providing care,” said Beth Lindsay-Wood, CIO at Moffitt Cancer Center.
The CIO role is just as much about quality of care and patient satisfaction as it is about upgrades and go-lives, says Myra Davis. Recently, she shared her thoughts on fostering innovation, the importance of learning, at the “different level of conversation” that should be happening.
Effective leadership isn’t about knowing all the bits and bytes; it’s knowing how the whole system works together, said CIO Sheree Mcfarland. “That’s what you offer the business. You’re a business executive first, and a technologist second.”
The key to being a successful healthcare IT leader is to take advantage of the opportunities that come your way, while also creating opportunities for others, said CIO Sheree Mcfarland in this interview.
The healthcare IT industry needs more diversity on leadership teams, “but it can’t just be women helping women,” says Jamie Nelson, CIO at HSS, in this podcast. “It’s not a women’s issue; it’s an organizational issue.”