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In my latest book, Leading Healthcare IT  (Productivity Press (HIMSS Series), 2016), I discuss the success factors for leading healthcare IT. Order copies for your whole team today (available at Amazon and CRCPress).


Purchase the Leader's Discussion Guide as a companion to this book to help you drive engagement in a team-based reading activity. The Leader's Discussion Guide contains key points, discussion questions and suggestions for creating action plans based on team discussion. This useful companion to Leading Healthcare IT is a great addition to your team activity. [Coming soon.]

The book offers highly actionable information for:

  • IT individual contributors who want to develop leadership skills and perhaps into management;

  • IT managers who want to improve their skills and advance their careers;

  • IT directors/senior leaders who want a playbook for developing their own leadership skills;

  • IT directors/senior leaders who want a framework for developing successful IT management teams.

  • Students in IT, healthcare or business who want to understand IT leadership fundamentals.

  • IT leaders outside of the healthcare industry (IT leadership fundamentals are widely applicable).

Table of Contents
  1. Leading Healthcare IT
  2. Strategy, Alignment & Vision
  3. IT Governance
  4. Defining and Delivering IT Value
  5. Marketing Healthcare IT
  6. Inform, Involve & Influence
  7. IT Risk Management
  8. Managing, Directing & Leading
  9. Lean IT and Process Improvement
  10. Fast Forward

Here's what some of today's top leaders in healthcare IT

have to say about this new book ...

"If genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple, then Susan Snedaker needs to be commended boiling the complexities of healthcare information technology down to brilliant simplicity. Susan, in this book, has achieved a remarkable task of creating a powerful guide that covers the essentials of healthcare IT in bite sized chunks of appetizing insights and fundamentals, in a manner that’s easy to read, comprehend, with take-aways that are actionable. The well curated references at the end of each chapter offer additional insights and opportunities to dig even deeper into specific areas of healthcare IT.

Susan provides a well thought through and laid out roadmap to navigate through the many facets of healthcare leadership and delivery. She outlines the specific new skills needed for healthcare IT leaders, and shows that there is a method to the madness of melding together care delivery and information technology. Leading Healthcare IT: Managing to Succeed should be a staple for anyone looking to navigate the current and ever evolving intricacies of the healthcare IT landscape."

--Rasu Shrestha MD MBA, Chief Innovation Officer, UPMC; EVP UPMC Enterprises, August 2016

"Susan has done an excellent job of expressing and exploring the details of modern healthcare technology in our complex industry. This book is written for all audiences whether non-tech savvy senior leaders to the front-line health IT professional. Her work on consolidating difficult concepts into understandable and digestible information should be lauded. It has earned a place on my HIT resource shelf!"

--Russell P. Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO, President & CEO CHIME, August 2016

"Susan Snedaker has created a powerful guide to healthcare IT leadership. This book covers the fundamentals in a very approachable and actionable way. This should be required reading for everyone in healthcare IT today.Healthcare leaders who want to understand the IT environment would also benefit from reading this book. Snedaker distills and translates leadership concepts and applies them to healthcare IT. A much needed book in today’s increasingly complex IT environment."

--Geoffrey "Geoff" Brown, FCHIME | Chief Information Officer Piedmont Healthcare, August 2016

"Leading Healthcare IT: Managing to Succeed provides a practical framework for understanding critical skills and concepts needed to be an effective healthcare IT leader. "

--Cara Babachicos - CIO Community Hospitals and Post Acute, Partners Healthcare, July 2016

"Leading Healthcare IT: Managing to Succeed is a comprehensive guide to healthcare IT leadership. Susan Snedaker relies on her wide experience in IT to relay complex topics in a clear and understandable manner. Her recommendations provide readers with powerful, actionable tools. A recommended read for IT leaders and leaders to be!"

--Leila Shehab, MA, MPA, PMP, HealthCare IT Professional, July 2016

"In Leading Healthcare IT, Susan Snedaker shows you how to dramatically increase the value you bring to your organization as an IT professional. Susan systematically demonstrates how to succeed as a CIO or IT Manager, through specific business alignment and risk management activities. She seamlessly guides you through defining and communicating the true and complete business value of your IT organization in moving the organization forward. Susan shows you how to get your staff to perform at their best and deliver the most value to your organization. In fact, every IT professional should read this book, it certainly isn't just for healthcare IT!"

--Chris Rima, MS, BS, IT Infrastructure, UNS Energy Corporation, September 2016

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