A recent Radinformatics article entitled CIO at the Table highlights the fact that most radiology practices have not welcomed their CIOs to sit at the executive committee table. Nevertheless, research indicates that having the CIO at the management table will facilitate the practice’s growth more effectively.
Creating a competitive advantage for your radiology practice is critical in today’s market. Healthcare IT is a critical strategic element that can automate, streamline, enable, etc. radiology workflow. Having the CIO present at the business level can only help your radiology practice meet the growth and operational goals.
Many of the radiology practices we work with have a CIO who has a strong involvement in the operational discussions, and they have produced impressive results. The results can include improved turn around times (TAT), improved billing cycle times, or other elements of the radiology workflow.
The Radinformatics article highlights some important insights about radiology CIOs, including the valuable role they can play and the skills they can bring to the management table.
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