Though he’s just coming up on his one-year anniversary, Geisinger Health System CISO Zack Gable sounds like an executive with many more years leading security under his belt. That’s because Gable knows his job is about “business enablement,” or empowering clinicians with the tools they need to provide superior patient care, rather than putting the […]
Developing the Next-Generation of Women Healthcare IT Leaders & Driving Transformational Digital Change
Even in 2023, women face unique challenges rising to C-suite levels in the workplace, and healthcare IT is no exception. Yet there are actions all leaders can take to strengthen the pipeline of women moving in that direction. In this timely webinar, a panel of highly effective and accomplished healthcare IT leaders will share their personal career journeys, provide advice for both women and men interested in supporting the careers of women in the workplace, and offer their latest thinking on how best to achieve the digital transformation everyone in healthcare is after.
Q&A with Allegheny Health CDIO Ashis Barad, MD: “We Need to Do the Hard Work of Laying Down the Foundation.”
Building engagement tools in a way that “surfaces through the care team” is a critical goal for Ashis Barad, MD, Chief Digital and Information Officer at Allegheny Health Network. But it can’t be “built in a way that’s just adding burden to the care teams by having more alerts put in front of them,” he said in this interview.
Strategies for Pursuing a Comprehensive Application Rationalization Approach
The bane of every IT executives existence – from CIO to CTO to CISO – is a complex environment. And nothing contributes to such complexity like hundreds (or even thousands) of applications from dozens of different vendors. Thus, many leaders are working to formalize a rational approach to application selection, along with a reduction of duplication among existing vendors. But challenges abound, as sometimes these tools can be purchased at the departmental level without notifying IT until the last minute, or even later. In this timely webinar, we’ll speak to executives who are working hard to create formal and informal governance processes by which users first look in suite at a few strategic vendors before picking up a new tool that requires a new vendor relationship.
Q&A with UPMC VP of Info Sec & Privacy, and Associate Counsel, John Houston
After more than a quarter century with the organization, John Houston knows how to find his way around UPMC. And when it comes to being an effective security leader, that not only helps him move complex issues along, but also ensures everyone else knows who to come to for any security-related concerns. His guiding mantra? […]