For many CIOs and other leaders, the traits that have led to their success – including loyalty, integrity and a desire to serve others – were developed during their time in the military, says Kate Pierce, who speaks from experience.
For a number of healthcare IT leaders, serving in the Armed Forces instilled core values such as loyalty discipline, and a solid work ethic that have benefited them immensely in their current roles.
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.
For rural healthcare leaders, having to wear multiple hats is one of the biggest challenges. It’s also, however, one of the key benefits when it comes to professional development, says Kate Pierce.