The influence of Technology in the Healthcare industry is overpowering the inertia which has plagued the CIOs for so long, they have been caught napping and now have a mountain to climb.
Recall how the growth of video-on-demand (VOD) services like Netflix, Hulu transformed “watching TV” for viewers. Suddenly instead of the traditional TV package, viewers enjoyed a great experience and had a greater control
In 2017, we are witnessing a similar transformation in
Healthcare CIOs can become the Sherpas of Future Healthcare Organizations
A Sherpa knows how to climb and fully understands the terrain and the landscape. Although he guides the climbers to the last mile, he doesn’t plant the flag at the top of the mountain. Similarly, CIOs must balance their roles of line management and executive function to ensure that right information is accessible across the organization and guiding the team in using emerging technologies effectively like mobile, cloud, AI and IoT.
CIO’s redefined role will see a dramatic shift in focus on patient engagement/satisfaction and demand greater organizational interoperability to deliver successful results. With technology evolving as a big opportunity and differentiator, CIOs will be required to deliver proactive tech leadership as a business leader not just limited to a traditional CTO role.
Presently, even as CIOs tackle challenges in healthcare including improving patient care, managing BYOD mobile devices, and meeting government regulations apart from looking for ways to connect emerging technologies in cloud, mobile, social, big data, AI or IoT, the road ahead for healthcare CIO offers more challenges and demands.
Predicting Future Roles of Healthcare CIOs
Digital technology is poised to become a core component of every healthcare organization and in
The evolving influence of CIO means that they are not just technologist, but now have a broader business- focus and are taking the leap to become the Sherpas and lead healthcare organizations by leveraging their deep and rich technical acumen.
The next generation CIOs will emerge as strategic leaders who will need to transition from being more transactional to being more strategic, thus be more business-focused rather than technology focused. As someone who leads patient-care quality in healthcare organizations, CIO will be required to see what needs to be done and to visualize what needs to be accomplished in the future. From expansion plans to health initiatives, best CIOs in future will know the financial, operational, clinical and strategic goals of the organization and utilize their IT prowess to implement and invest in technology that the healthcare organization needs and can afford.
Partner & Collaborator
Given the fact that patients, doctors, staff and C-suite count on CIOs to harness the power of technology, CIOs will have to shoulder and step up to the demands of the stakeholders and also assess and embrace constantly shifting trends in technology and healthcare industry. Healthcare CIOs cannot be successful in delivering real value without understanding the business of healthcare. In their pursuit of delivering
As technology evolves at a fast pace, the adoption and innovation of emerging HIT
Managing the Digital Health Consumer:
One of the biggest shift towards value-based patient care in the healthcare industry is coming from digital-savvy patients who demand more control over their healthcare and expect high-quality, affordable, accessible and personalized care in the world of Amazon, Netflix and Uber.
The digital health consumer is no longer a passive stakeholder,
The emergence of patient engagement and patient satisfaction as key measures of value-based care requires a CIO to work on multiple fronts, develop processes and mechanisms to measure and manage patient experience satisfaction through better workforce engagement strategies.
So, while no mountain is high enough, the agility of CIOs to embrace disruptive technologies in healthcare set
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