I’ve been thinking and writing about the difference between an operational CIO and a strategic CIO for quite a while. There are far too many operational CIOs in healthcare who just want to make sure that the computers are replaced, the internet is fast and that they have good uptime. I believe CIOs that take this approach are making a mistake because they’re turning themselves into a commodity as opposed to a strategic part of their organization.
If you’re not sure of the difference, David Chou shared this great graphic which illustrates the difference between an operational healthcare CIO vs a strategic healthcare CIO.
— David Chou (@dchou1107) May 25, 2017
Do you think it matters if you’re an operational CIO or a strategic CIO? I look forward to your thoughts in the comments.