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8/28/2014
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UPMC CIO Dan Drawbaugh Moves On

Drawbaugh, whose inventive approach to healthcare IT and revenue creation earned UPMC a No. 1 ranking in the 2013 InformationWeek 500, is leaving his role after 18 years.

Dan Drawbaugh
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ScottMadeira
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ScottMadeira,
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9/4/2014 | 4:20:26 PM
Re: CIO Tenure
I think there are a few things necessary for longevity in the role. First, define and then deliver against a revenue generating value proposition.  Second, build a vision of market leadership and find the right resources to make the vision a reality.  And third, be very in tune with the political and cultural environment of the organization i which you work.
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Jeff Jerome,
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8/31/2014 | 5:35:06 PM
Re: CIO Tenure
Susan - I agree that Dan's tenure is impressive.  And especially considering he was able to innovate in a complex and highly regulated environment.  If you ask me he could get a nice gig just consulting other healthcare CIO's about how to get the job done.  One of the biggest challenges that I have experienced in finishing jobs related to healthcare is the protective posture that the CIO and their direct reports take.  They also seem to be short handed so many tasks started and few finished.  Almost seems impossible for the to take a task from start to finish.  They seem to just do the bare minimum and then move on to the next task and repeat.  And there is no innovation in that behavior, that is just hanging on by a thread
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8/28/2014 | 7:56:33 PM
CIO Tenure
@David: Dan's considerable tenure at UPMC flies in the face of the conventional wisdom about the typical CIO tenure. What would you say are the key attributes a CIO needs to be able to remain in that role with one company for more than the 3-5 year average we often hear cited?
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