2020: The Year of the 3.0 CIO
By John Kravitz CHCIO, Chair, CHIME Board; Corporate CIO, Geisinger Health System
Welcome to 2020, the year of the 3.0 CIO.
As chair of the Board of Trustees, I am excited to outline initiatives CHIME will roll out this year to expand the knowledge of today’s senior IT executive and usher in transformative innovations. CHIME will turn to our peers, partners in industry and collaborators to educate members about platform technologies that will drive change in our industry. We have a wealth of resources at our fingertips to help us succeed, including incredible representation in the U.S. and internationally.
The three platforms we will concentrate on are digital strategy, telemedicine and cloud migration, which will provide members with a solid foundation to strategically guide their healthcare organizations into the future. Complementing these three pillars will be opportunities to build leadership skills that healthcare IT executives can use to motivate their teams and effectively communicate with senior leadership. We are calling this the 3.0 CIO, but it can be any healthcare IT executive who wants to revolutionize the business through technology.
Digital strategy will play a key role in the revolution. Members will have a chance to share how they have established and executed digital strategies that focus on the customer, making access to patient services easy, intuitive and frictionless. Other topics may include how a digital strategy impacts consumers and their communities and how to align the IT strategy with the business strategy. Telemedicine dovetails into digital strategy as a platform that reaches consumers in a new way and supports the business. This is especially important as healthcare transitions to a population health environment. And with the increasing emphasis on value-based care, migrating to a cloud environment may offer benefits like cost savings, agility and redundancy.
Together we will learn and teach each other, sharing our knowledge and wisdom to drive the business forward. Whether it is case studies, track session presentations, focus groups or other educational opportunities, CHIME will highlight technologies and processes that will revolutionize health and care. Our colleagues overseas are another great resource, offering innovative approaches for delivering efficient and cost-effective care. With 10 international chapters and growing, CHIME is well positioned to build a united 3.0 CIO powerhouse that sits at the center of a global, interconnected world. And most importantly, a 3.0 CIO powerhouse that makes people happy, healthy and well cared for wherever they live.