Choosing Battles Wisely

Another from Health Data Management on the breadth of influence that the CIO commands in a healthcare environment:

"Almost uniformly, when it comes to applications, the organization or unit that derives the benefits provides the executive sponsor"
CIO Tom Martin, UW Medicine, Seattle Washington.

A CIO that has such a "hands-off" policy for the smaller projects is likely to succeed.  By attempting to control the minutiae, conflicts can overshadow the shared success of implementations "done right."