Chief Information Officers play a critical role in achieving business goals by bringing together the respective information technologies and departments.
Healthcare is undergoing a significant transformation as larger hospitals acquire or merge with smaller hospitals and practices. The typical business goals of these mergers or acquisitions are to increase market share and create overall economic advantages, such as better contracts with managed care organizations, lower operating costs due to consolidation of back-office functions.
So what's the role of the CIO?
The chief information officers of these organizations play a critical role in achieving these goals by bringing together the respective information technologies and departments. While the CIOs may have the technical skills and knowledge to handle the technical aspects of these mergers and acquisitions, they may not always have the change management skills to address the people side of these transitions.
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