March 24, 2020
Kate Gamble

For CIOs, the ultimate goal is to be “considered valuable to executive leadership and the board, and not just seen as a cost center.” But in reality, IT is still perceived by many as a back-office function.

And that, says John Kravitz, corporate CIO of Geisinger Health System and the 2020 CHIME Board Chair, has to change. For that to happen, CIOs need to get out of the data center business and focus more on how to leverage technology to move the business forward. They need to formulate digital health, cloud migration, and telehealth strategies, and they need to learn how to address these topics to the board. ITIL knowledge is no longer sufficient; healthcare IT leaders must develop political...