Although Covid-19 has presented myriad challenges for healthcare IT leaders, it has also sparked innovation and creative solutions, according to a group of CIOs, who shared their goals for 2022.
As CIOs strive to rethink business and service models to keep pace with increasing competition, two challenges weigh heavily on their minds: recruiting and retaining top talent, and safeguarding data, according to CIO interviews conducted by WittKieffer.
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.
Unlike in years past, the topic that seemed to resonate most with CIOs and other healthcare IT leaders didn’t involve technology or budgets, but rather, those who use it to provide care, says Kate Gamble.
The days of CTOs being confined to the data center are long gone, says Hillary Ross of Witt/Kieffer. “Now it’s a very visible role; someone who can sit down with senior leaders at the highest levels” and be part of strategic discussions.