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Thinking like a chief information officer

April 10th, 2017

Executive General Manager David Camilleri’s latest article in The Australian Hospital + Healthcare Bulletin Autumn 2017, discusses how taking a CIO approach could help improve patient outcomes.

These days, the chief information officer — or CIO — isn’t just the person who keeps the computers running.

In hospitals and other large healthcare facilities, like most organisations, technology has become key to achieving organisational goals. These might include: better patient outcomes via better record keeping and fewer administrative distractions; e-health initiatives such as the tracking of surgical instruments or telehealth for rural patients; or improving cost efficiencies to enable investment in other areas.

Many of the issues facing CIOs are similar to those in the health administration arena.

Read the full article here.