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.
While it would be great to avoid career landmines, the experience can strengthen a CIO’s leadership skills and help better position the organization for future challenges, says Chris Wierz of Witt/Kieffer.
One of the most important benefits in being part of the CIO community is the willingness to share experiences and learn from others how to avoid — or recover from — landmines, say Chris Belmont and Keith Perry.
Customized engagement — “In cancer care, a lot of people want that personal touch.”
Networking to help “to avoid the speed bumps”
Collaborative mentorship — “I’m a big fan of growing the talent you have.”
The “variety” of being a vendor & consultant
“We’re doing good things. The industry as a whole is getting better.”