Wes Wright, 2014 Honoree

Senior vice president and CIO
Seattle Children's Hospital
How many times have you had to reinvent yourself in your career?
I've gone from a technology-focused CIO at a 25-bed facility to a larger facility where I engaged with the business of healthcare. Today, I think of myself as a personal leader first, healthcare executive second, CIO third, focusing on improving care across the pediatric continuum, from general practitioner to specialty provider to home care.
Boldest prediction for the future of IT:
3D memory will destroy SSDs as we know them, and 3D printing will become so commonplace that people will 'manufacture' their own things.
Skills you'll hire for this year:
As we integrate healthcare with outside care organizations, we will need to hire as many integration engineers as we can find, with experience integrating internal apps, building health information exchange, and working with a lot of different types of medical records.
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