The Journey of a CIO With Dr. Lee Milligan: Leadership, Financials, and Growth in Health IT
January 28, 2022: Today Lee Milligan, CIO for Asante joins Bill for Keynote. The path to becoming a CIO is often not direct. How did Lee go from a small town in Pennsylvania to CIO of a 998 million dollar health system? How did being an ER doctor prepare him for the work he is doing now? Lee walks us through the first critical couple of weeks in the role. What areas was he most concerned about? How have they played out? The health IT Budget is an enigma to non-IT people and extremely difficult for even seasoned CIOs to navigate. Lee shares how he wrestled this to the ground and how it has evolved over time.
00:00:00 – Intro
00:08:15 – Being a good CIO is about effectively interacting with others. And that’s all about developing your EQ. Or the low budget version is don’t be a jerk.
00:10:30 – You have to lead by communication, by vision and by connection with people
00:20:25 – One of the challenges of walking into a CIO role as a doctor, is gaining credibility within the technical side
00:38:20 – After a breach we have to ask, do we have the right process, procedures, investments, technology, partners and insurance contracts?