Three years ago, I wrote the blog below to describe our intentions and aspirations for improving the current state of affairs for our Cerner applications in the Cayman Islands National Health System. The phrase “EMR Optimization” is now the common term to describe our undertaking; fixing a very bad implementation is the more frank description. [...]
As today’s health systems continue to invest in information technology, the IT budgets continue to rise along with the staff to manage and support the systems. As CIOs, we struggle to get our arms around the numbers and attempt to quantify, analyze and determine what the ‘Magic Number’ is for staffing and dollars to support our infrastructure.