It’s one thing to talk to fellow CIOs about their leadership style or strategy; it’s quite another to get to see firsthand how they interact with their peers and solve problems, says Sue Schade.
The idea of cost cutting can be met with skepticism and resistance, but if healthcare organizations want to eliminate waste and deliver services more efficiently, we need to find a way to embrace them, says Sue Schade.
For Sue Schade, her time as an interim CIO at University Hospitals has been a combination of operations and consulting. The result? Improved processes and a new strategy for the permanent CIO to execute.
Because the executive search process is a two-way street, with both parties evaluating whether there is a match, it’s critical to go deep with questions and even make candidates uncomfortable, says Sue Schade.
In an ideal world, outages wouldn’t happen. But in reality they do, and having a team that can come together, assess the situation, and work together to restore systems makes all the difference, says Sue Schade.