As damaging as it was, last year’s WannaCry attack on the NHS could have been even worse if health systems in the US and UK hadn’t developed a collaborative relationship, says CIO Cletis Earle.
Before HIMSS kicked off, CHIME took an opportunity to recognize the achievements of those who are making an impact in healthcare IT, and encourage attendees to continue to push for change.
If the industry is going to move toward value-based care, we have to start connecting “in a more robust manner,” says Cletis Earle, who shares his thoughts on what it will take to achieve integration, why diversity is so critical, and the common thread among all CIOs.
Between having to support thousands of devices and being pressured to move the cloud, a whole lot is being asked of health IT leaders in an environment that’s anything but secure, says Cletis Earle.
Talking about the lack of diversity in health IT leadership is important, but what’s even more critical is doing something about it, says Cletis Earle, who discusses his work with CHIME’s diversity initiative.