Hayes is pleased to introduce our Healthcare Leaders blog series. In this series, we ask some of healthcare’s most prominent leaders to comment on the current state of healthcare as well as discuss what they think the future holds. Our first Healthcare Leader blog is authored by John Halamka, MD, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and co-chair of the national Healthcare IT Standards Committee.
Advice for the Modern IT Leader
By John Halamka, MD, CIO Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Recently I gave a keynote address about the characteristics of the modern IT leader - call it my top 10 list of behaviors and tactics. As a pre-amble, I offered an environmental scan of the regulatory and business challenges we’re likely to face over the next five years.
All IT leaders have weathered the impact of the Meaningful Use program, ICD-10 implementation, HIPAA Omnibus Rule and Affordable Care Act. Over the past few weeks, the Sustainable Growth Rate fix, the 21st Century Cures Act, and the Burgess Bill have added even more complexity to IT tactical planning. Here’s my advice.