H O W T O P R O T E C T A N D P R O M O T E
Y O U R S E L F I N T U R B U L E N T T I M E S
Curation and Contentment
William F. Bria, MD, President, AMDIS
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, University of South Florida
Richard Gibson, MD, Chief, Healthcare Intelligence
Providence Health Services
Hillary Ross, Consultant,
IT Practice, Witt/Kieffer AMDIS, June 2013
Changing healthcare environment
Factors creating change
What can we learn?
What Is “Curation”?
1. (n.) Preservation and management
2. (n.) Healing
Most CMIOs, at some point, will need a little of both
Tales from the Front: Our Experiences
Getting “re-orged out”:
● Dr. Bria
● Dr. Gibson
What we learned:
● Nobody’s position is safe
● Various and unpredictable reasons good people lose positions
● It may not be about you!
● The “lifecycle concept”: redefining work and retirement
What to Do Ongoing?
● Associations (AMDIS), colleagues, social media
Assess your skills, gaps, and marketability
Hone your business and operations acumen
● MBA? Informatics degree?
● Take on projects and assignments that challenge you
Develop your people management skills
“What about my practice?”
● How do you stay sharp and in touch?
● Can you feel good at one day per week?
What to Do When You’re Let Go?
Take stock of what you have
● Experience and expertise
Appreciate what’s happening in healthcare
● Opportunities abound, at all career stages
● Technology is critical . . . and constantly evolving:
Optimization, process improvement, data warehousing and
● Physician leadership is highly valued and in demand
Seek valuable counsel from trusted sources
CMIOs: The Future Is Now
Job market trends
● Associate CMIO
● Data Management
● Research Informatics
Q & A
William Bria, MD: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Gibson, MD: Richard.Gibson@providence.org
Hillary Ross: email@example.com