Everyone likes the idea of migrating to a single EHR platform, but in reality, “there are lot of discussions that have to take place around the rules of the road,” says CIO Stephanie Lahr.
Budgets can force leaders to make difficult decisions, but one thing that shouldn’t be sacrificed are clinical informaticists, says Dirk Stanley, MD, who believes losing that expertise will end up costing much more in the long run.
When it comes to measuring EHR satisfaction, there’s no such thing as over-communication, says Christine Machado, who discusses the strategy Compass Medical is using to more effectively predict the impact of change.
Change management can play a key role in boosting support of clinical decision support systems – but if, and only if, the change is focused on individuals rather than on organizations, says former CMIO David Bensema.
One of the most valuable assets CIOs can bring – especially those who have worked outside of the provider space is an understanding of “what works and what doesn’t work,” says Erik Pupo.