When it comes to appointing board members, many organizations recruit from a board talent pool, including business leaders, physicians and clergy. In a recent issue of the Trustee, Witt/Kieffer discusses the need for boards to have information technology expertise.
Boards are increasingly using a skill-based approach to capture the organization’s needs. Within the healthcare industry, the focus has been on “digital directors.” Healthcare boards require two types of digital expertise to be successful. The first is one with health information technology and informatics skills. This requires someone who understands electronic health records and data analysis. The second is broad IT expertise. This board member will know how digital is fueling HR, marketing, compliance, quality and strategy.
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