Governance & Strategy: IT’s Role in the Growing Healthcare Enterprise

Get healthcare CIOs together – as we recently did at the SI CIO Summit in Chicago – and the discussion inevitably shifts to the changing role of the CIO and where it might be going. The truth is CIOs may be victims of their own success. While space does not permit us here to define where exactly the “evolving CIO” is headed, we can and do examine just how CIOs are reengineering the IT governance function to support the growth of multi-state
and even international health systems. IT may not yet be interoperable, but it is increasingly well governed across the sprawling and consolidating healthcare enterprise. Integration of IT into business operations is critical. The CIO will be a key enabler of a healthcare organization’s overall strategy while ensuring that infrastructure, applications and analytics all function in a way that supports the entire organization.