No one is better suited than those who are in the trenches to push for better healthcare IT policies, according to Randy McCleese, one of several leaders who talks about why advocacy is so critical, especially in today’s landscape.
Whether it’s “upping our game” when it comes to managing ePHI, the latest policy developments, or the future of ACOs, there are critical discussions that need to happen, according to our experts.
There’s a lack of understanding when it comes to the unique challenges faced by rural hospitals, and CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the Year Randy McCleese has made it his mission to change that.
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.
When you enter an organization that’s been through tumultuous times, sometimes the best approach isn’t to focus on change, but rather, stabilization, says CIO Randy McCleese.
The 2017 CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the Year Award went to someone who is just as involved with local, grassroots activity as he is with national policy issues: Randy McCleese, CIO at Methodist Hospital.
Linda Hodges, a former executive search consultant who placed numerous CIOs, and Randy McCleese, who has been a leader in advocacy efforts, were among those recognized at the CHIME16 Fall Forum for their efforts in advancing the industry.
Small and rural organizations need to start collaborating if they’re going to survive, says Randy McCleese, who talks about how CIOs must evolve to meet the changing needs of today’s health IT landscape.
The biggest issue with the current regularly environment in health IT? Unless changes are made, physicians can’t practice medicine and vendors can’t innovate — and that simply won’t do, says Randy McCleese.
In recognition of his work in shaping health IT legislation, CIO Randy McCleese of St. Claire Regional Medical Center will be the recipient of CHIME’s Federal Public Policy Award.