When six industry veterans reflected on their experiences in the provider, vendor, and consulting worlds, several common themes emerged, according to Sue Schade, who reveals what she learned through these interviews.
The processes of sending, receiving, and tracking patient records should be as easy as pie – or at least as easy as tracking a pizza pie, but despite the technology we have in place, we’re still a long way, says Amy Stiner.
The critical role informatics plays in usability discussions? Helping clinicians to focus on the problem that needs to be solved, and figure out the best way to do that using their input, says CNIO Nancy Yates.
Having a governance structure where physicians and operational leaders are engaged in major decisions isn’t just nice to have, it’s critical to the success of an implementation, says CIO Tricia Julian.
It’s time to take imaging out of the silos and integrate it with the overall strategy, says Adam Gale. And that starts with obtaining buy-in from multiple departments, as well as EHR vendors.