Posted on: January 11, 2021 Posted by: Children Health Mag Comments: 0

Leading up to our second annual Innovation Awards event on Jan. 21, we’re sharing excerpts from interview Q&As with the 51 finalists, one category at a time. Today, we feature our four CIO/CTO of the Year honorees.

Chris Akeroyd

Chris Akeroyd
Senior Vice President and CIO, Children’s Health

ON INNOVATION: Innovation means disrupting the current way of thinking in ways that allow us to break into new markets or solve problems we couldn’t solve before. To be innovative, one must be comfortable with experimentation, encountering missteps, and using those missteps to foster creative energy.

LESSON LEARNED: Early in my career, I wish I could have been more accepting of change, as I realized that along with change come amazing new opportunities. Those of us who embrace this everchanging environment with enthusiasm find joy in leaving our fingerprint on everything we touch. 

RATING DFW:The community partnerships that Children’s Health leverages to develop and implement cutting-edge VR surgical planning, industry leading predictive analytics, and telehealth are a couple of the innovation examples that North Texas has afforded us. The strength and talent within this region will continue to be an influence globally and nationally, but most importantly, our local community benefits from Source…