As Novant Health ramps up its digital health agenda, its IT organization might look a little foreign to the average CIO. Rather than the traditional structure that aligns IT practitioners to specific functional areas like human resources or supply chain, technologists like programmers and systems architects are a shared resource pool that floats between projects based on need.
Perhaps the biggest change is team makeup: Practicing clinicians, including pharmacists and physicians, are embedded with programmers and infrastructure specialists to serve as product owners that drive future offerings and services. “It would behoove most technology leaders to start thinking about leading on digital products by organizing like a product team,” says Angela Yochem, executive vice president and chief digital and technology officer for the healthcare provider made up of 15 hospitals and more than 600 physician practices.
Read More from This Article: Restructuring IT for the digital age