Running the day-to-day technology services is just one part of being a CIO, said Reid Stephan during a recent interview. “It’s being a trusted thought leader and a trusted executive partner to help drive the overall effectiveness of business operations.”
The use of collaborative tools has been a game-changer, but it requires “an ongoing maturation of how we then learn to live with and apply this technology in a way that’s beneficial, and doesn’t become a distraction or a burden on our employees,” said CIO Reid Stephan.
Health IT is not a one-size-fits-all industry, and so there’s no need for a one-size-fits-all CIO, says Marc Chasin, who talks about the two types of leaders he believes we’ll see going forward.
Three years ago, St. Luke’s had to take a pause in its Epic journey to make sure everyone was headed in the same direction. The detour, says CIO Marc Chasin, was well worth it.
Working with docs to prepare for payment reform
Balancing the CIO & CMIO roles — “It feels right.”
From residency to hospital administration
Learning from a DIY EHR
Moving to Iowa — “It was one of the best moves I’ve made.”
Call to action for CIOs