Every IT organization has experienced some type of horror story, whether it’s a failed implementation or a struggling education model. But the successful ones – like UCHealth and The Guthrie Clinic – have found ways to rewrite the scripts and create better experiences.
One healthcare leader was set on becoming an artist. One considered a career as a flight attendant. Another saw herself as a comedian. Fortunately, they chose healthcare, but it could have been a very different world if these (and other) leaders had followed their original paths.
There is, however, one area in which healthcare consistently has a surplus: heroic individuals. And it’s not just the ones performing lifesaving surgeries (although that is certainly commendable). In fact, when we surveyed a group of leaders about who they believe are the unsung heroes in healthcare, some weren’t even employed by health systems.
With the exception of a rare few, most career paths are riddled with bumps, potholes, and detours. Fortunately, they’re also filled with opportunities for those who are paying attention – and are willing to try a different direction. In this post, leaders shed light on the conversations that altered their lives.
For the leaders who are attending the CHIME Fall Forum, it’s not just about shiny toys. Instead, Aaron Miri, Tanya Townsend, Terri Couts and Gretchen Britt look forward to finding “creative solutions to doing more with less,” and “how we will progress in our journeys toward Digital Health.”