CIO Podcast – Episode 70: Chief Medical Information Officers with Donald Levick, MD

For the 70th episode of the CIO podcast hosted by Healthcare IT Today, we are talking to Donald Levick, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP, FHIMSS, Consultant, Former CMIO and Pediatrician at Lehigh Valley Health Network about the role of Chief Medical Information Officers (CMIOs)! So to kick this episode off, we are taking a look at the shrinking margins and increasing demands in healthcare to discuss how CMIOs can respond to them. Then we debate who is the correct person for CMIOs to report to. Next, we go over what we believe should be the primary roles for CMIOs.

We then move on to a more personal side as Dr. Levick shares with us what his most successful project was as a CMIO and what made it successful. Next, Dr. Levick talks about what he believes not enough people are talking about. Lastly, we wrap up this episode with Dr. Levick passing along the best piece of advice he’s been given throughout his career.

Here’s a look at the questions and topics we discuss in this episode:

  • How can CMIOs respond to shrinking margins and increasing demands?
  • A common debate is who should the CMIOs report to. How do you see it?
  • What should the CMIOs primary role be in today’s healthcare environment?
  • What was your most successful project as a CMIO and what made it successful?
  • What’s something that not enough people are talking about that they should be?
  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career?

Now, without further ado, we’re excited to share with you the next episode of the CIO Podcast by Healthcare IT Today.

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