Despite its relatively brief history, the role of the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) has changed a lot in a few short decades. Originally, CMIOs oversaw the implementation and adoption of the electronic health record (EHR), but today, they are responsible for more complex, constantly changing initiatives requiring them to wear the hats of clinicians, IT experts, and department liaisons – to name just a few. So, what will this position look like in the future?
In this insight brief, we asked 10 CMIOs from across the country to answer one question: How will the role of the CMIO change in the years ahead, and what challenges or opportunities will this present?
From leveraging artificial intelligence, to the importance of resilience, to the standardization of workflows, their responses were wide-ranging, insightful, and certain to spark meaningful discussions within health systems and beyond.