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What Does the Future Look Like for a Health Care CIO?

March 2015

What does the future look like for a health care CIO?The role of the CIO has become increasingly critical in health care as IT innovation has become an integral part of advancing hospital performance. In our February 25th webinar, "A Candid Conversation: The Future of the Health Care CIO," a panel of health care executives shared their insights on the evolving role, relationships and opportunities for the CIO profession in the industry.

Panelists included John Glaser, PhD, senior vice president of Cerner; Zan Calhoun, CIO of Denver, CO - based DaVita HealthCare Partners; Paul Kleeburg, MD, chair of the board of directors of HIMSS and CMIO of Bloomington, MN - based Stratis Health; and M. Michelle Hood, president and CEO of Brewer - based Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems. Joseph DeLuca, managing practice director of IT Optimizers, moderated the session.

Panelists discussed additional skills, besides technological knowledge, that a CIO would need in order to be successful. This includes interpersonal skills, the ability to adapt to changes, and good relationships with other C-suite executives.

Read the Becker’s Hospital Review webinar coverage to learn more about the key takeaways of the webinar or download the webinar recording to listen to the full discussion.