CI2O Innovation Summit to Explore Intersection between Innovation and Information
By Liz Johnson, MS, FAAN, FCHIME, LCHIME, FHIMSS, CHCIO, RN-BC, Retired CIO
|Marc Probst, CIO, Intermountain Healthcare|
More and more, our members are being asked by their leadership to bring innovation into their healthcare organizations. For some, that change is reflected in a new job title and for others, in new duties folded into their role as CIO. This is an exciting opportunity, but also a potentially daunting one.
To help healthcare leaders navigate this uncharted territory, CHIME Innovation is launching a new educational event: the CI2O Innovation Summit. The CI2O Innovation Summit will explore the intersection of information and innovation (hence the 2) by bringing together senior executives and thought leaders who are at the forefront of this movement. As summit co-chairs, we have challenged our steering committee to make the event itself innovative, putting aside traditional formats for an interactive experience designed to spur conversation and collaboration. Seating will be limited, with a maximum attendance of 75, but don’t expect to sit and be lectured. Instead, we will have “fishbowl panels” with a moderator, three or four thought leaders sitting at the center of a half circle or circle and one or two open seats available for anyone in the audience to join in and participate.
We are stretching beyond CHIME’s traditional criteria for participation, too, making CHIME members eligible along with a limited number of healthcare executives from other organizations. Our goal is to encourage an exchange of ideas from diverse perspectives, to emphasize that innovation is applying a creative mindset to a problem. The solution may be a wildly novel technology that defies the imagination, or it may be an interesting twist on an existing strategy used successfully in another industry.
We have a terrific keynote speaker with Vijay Govindarajan. A distinguished professor at Dartmouth and a former fellow at Harvard Business School, he helped pioneer the concept of reverse innovation – that is, any innovation first adopted in the developing world. You can read more about him and our other speakers here.
The CI2O Innovation Summit will be Sept. 19-20 at the Convene-Chicago Building in Chicago. CHIME has reserved a block of rooms at the W Hotel City Center in Chicago. For more details and to register, go here. We will be there, and we hope to see you, too. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email Jonathan Fritz, the executive director of CHIME Innovation, at [email protected].