Innovations in Technology: Perspectives of Hospital CIOs
Healthcare has not yet achieved the level of digital transformation involving web services, big data, artificial intelligence, and other capabilities that has reshaped many industries.
A new mechanism by which the CIO might be able to engage in business strategy has arisen with the establishment of a new hospital role, the Chief Innovation Officer. This new role has the potential to bridge the divide between organizational strategy and technology. Other organizations have created roles to offload the CIO’s plate.
One CIO described such a solution: “I spend most of my time devoted to new technology. We have a separate role on our team of a chief operating officer. He spends most of his time maintaining what we already have today.”