“If you’re not making someone uncomfortable, you’re not moving the needle,” said Cherodeep Goswami, who spoke on a panel about how healthcare IT leaders can foster discussions about diversity and inclusion.
Promoting diversity across healthcare and moving toward a more level playing field is going to take more than simply throwing money at the problem. “We need to do a deep dive to figure this out,” says CIO Cletis Earle.
If we really want to address the lack of diversity in healthcare IT, it has to be a community effort led by CIOs of different races and genders, said Cletis Earle in a recent interview. “We all have to be at the table.”
The keys to forming a partnership between a health system and a municipality – or any organization, for that matter – are in being transparent and being able to communicate your intentions, say CIOs Cletis Earle and Luis Taveras.
The idea of health systems and local governments collaborating to share ideas and resources makes a lot of sense – so why isn’t it happening? Cletis Earle and Luis Taveras talk about their efforts to boost care in Buffalo.