There’s no doubt that strategic alignment, governance structure and executive buy-in are key factors in advancing innovation. But so is a willingness to step completely out of the box, said panelists Rick Schooler, Tressa Springmann and Anne Wellington at the CHIME21 Fall Forum.
Among the healthcare leaders honored at the CHIME21 Fall Forum was Daniel Barchi, who was named CIO of the year for the excellent work he and his team did to accelerate telehealth adoption and share learnings with others during the early stages of Covid-19.
A critical component in building a successful digital transformation strategy? Consistency, according to Stephanie Lahr, MD, CIO & CMIO at Monument Health. “The challenge is figuring out how to bring it all together in a package that feels purposeful and organized.”
One of the most critical mistakes leaders make when building a team? Hiring people “who are just like us,” says Donna Roach, CIO at University of Utah Health. “When you have a diverse team, you get so much more.”
Despite an increased focus on patient experience, “We haven’t moved the needle much,” said Ed Marx and Cris Ross, who hope to change that by sharing lessons learned from their own healthcare journeys, and insights from recent discussions.