Topics like digital health and innovation are certainly click-worthy, particularly in the age of technology. But for healthsystemCIO’s readers, the most important buzzword in 2019 was leadership, says Kate Gamble, who reveals the most popular interviews from 2019.
As healthcare organizations face mounting pressures, it’s not enough to merely pledge to do better. Leaders need to do walk the walk, whether it means improving processes, creating efficiencies, or focusing more on professional development.
Whether it was increasing optimization after a major implementation, driving toward digital health, or uncovering inefficiencies, healthcare IT leaders had some big goals – and big successes – in 2019.
The most important lesson Craig Richardville learned during his CIO sabbatical? Innovative startups can offer tremendous potential in healthcare – if the solutions are leveraged the right way, and in partnership with existing vendors.
The key to driving change as the new CIO? Making sure you understand the impact decisions will have on both providers and patients, and “making sure it’s done in a very thoughtful way,” says CIO Craig Richardville.