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.”
“We need to be able to present data in a way that patients can use it and understand it,” says Liz Johnson, who was recognized at the CHIME19 Fall Forum for her unwavering dedication to improving care through advocacy and education.
“There is no end to what we can accomplish if we keep our minds open and curious learning from one another,” says Sue Schade, who shares lessons learned from the go-live preparation at University of Vermont Health Network.
No matter what the reporting structure looks like, CIOs must be in tuned with other C-suite leaders to ensure the IT strategy is in line with the organization’s strategy, says Robin Lang. Otherwise, “it’s really hard to be successful,” she says in this interview.
As the CIO role becomes increasingly recognized as a “strategic partner who works across the healthcare system to improve health and care,” salaries are starting to reflect that, according to a recent CHIME survey.