We’ve seen some recent queries in our analytics looking for where to find CMIOs. In this post, we’ll address this request. In particular, we’ll tell you where to find CMIOs on the great equalizer – i.e the internet – and where to find them in real life (conferences & events). We’ll also suggest some resources CMIOs may find helpful, such as the best place to find an SLA template, how to connect with other CMIOs, where to find documents comparing salaries and reporting structures, and finally recommend some blogs and websites where you can find up-to-date and relevant information on the issues CMIOs deal with on a daily basis.
Where to Find CMIOs
CMIOs are spread across the country throughout some of our largest health care organizations. However, they do convene in similar locations such as the internet via social networking and membership sites as well as in-person events such as HIMSS and other health IT specific conferences. Below are some places we think you’ll be most likely to find them.
Head to HIMSS Member Center (must be a HIMSS member) and search job titles for “CMIO”
iHealth Conference (Boston, May 28/29 2015)
Health 2.0 Conferences (worldwide, dates vary)
HIMSS Annual Conference (Chicago, April 12-16, 2015)
The CMIO has a tough job. Even though CMIO salaries are on the rise, job satisfaction is down. The following resources may help make life as a CMIO a little less difficult and may help you realize that you have a lot of company when it comes to dealing with IT pains, regulatory confinements, disgrunted clinicians and physicians, and more.
DocStoc Business & Legal Documents -Service Level Agreements, Communication Plans, Strategic Plans, templates, etc
Doximity – Physician Only Networking, CMEs, and Services
The CMIO – A New Leader for Health Systems – Research Article
HIMSS CMIO Report – Salaries, Competencies, Reporting Structures, Value, etc. for CMIOs
Clinical Innovation – Blog and Magazine reporting on Healthcare Innovation, Analytics & Quality, Clinical IT Systems, and more.
Our Recommended Reading List
We couldn’t believe it when we read it, but a whopping 42% of college students will never read a book after graduation. We know that’s not you because leaders are readers. That’s why we recommend picking up at least the following books during your time as CMIO.
The CMIO Survival Guide: A Handbook for Chief Medical Information Officers and Those Who Hire Them
The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care
The Samsung Way: Transformational Management Strategies from the World Leader in Innovation and Design
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto)