In recent years, the job description of a chief information officer (CIO) at a healthcare organization has evolved and moved well beyond technical desktop support and systems implementation. We are now in an era when CIOs are expected to be consistently innovative. They must always stay abreast of the latest changes in information technology and knowledge, and leverage into innovative solutions for their enterprise.
Blog: Intrapreneurship and Innovation from Within
Health information technology specialists and managers need to know about intrapreneurship, the ability to act like an entrepreneur from within a larger organization. We all know that healthcare information technology is an area in serious need of improvement, and intrapreneurship may just be the best way to effect change in our industry.
Blog: Terminating the DACA Program Would Harm Health and the States
Stymied by years of Congressional gridlock concerning immigration reform, in 2014 President Obama used executive action to create the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to provide temporary legal status to children and young adults who came to the U.S.
Blog: Health Management Implications of the New Healthcare Company Being Formed by Amazon, JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway
The creation of a new health company by Amazon, JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway has major potential implications to the existing healthcare business model. I am hopeful that these three well-run businesses will be able to build on their strengths in technology, innovation, analytics, underwriting and insurance, and mergers and acquisitions to create a new approach to healthcare that inspires others to follow suit.