When I started working in Healthcare I found it is the most rewarding place to work. Do your job right and your family, friends, and community lead healthier lives. And, there are lots of interesting problems to solve.
What could be better, making a difference solving interesting problems! After 20 years as a hospital CIO, I can help you get started. Let me explain what I have gleaned from fun a successful career.
I've been building and leading high-functioning teams that deliver innovation and operational excellence to healthcare delivery organizations. I've accomplished this by learning the unique challenges of each department and crafting solutions to exceed their expectations.
First, you have to know what they do and how they do it. Then form strong business partnerships with caregivers and operations teams. Then from an operational perspective, you can create a shared vision and goals to harness technology solutions to deliver measurable benefits. I know people deliver outstanding care when properly supported by technology crafted to their needs. Technology crafted by professionals with an appreciation for the problems being solved.
I've worked as CIO for both non-profit and for-profit systems giving him a deep understanding of both community benefit and operational excellence. His experience ranges from single facilities through a 150+ hospital system over a 20 span.