When it comes to facilitating data exchange, it’s not a matter of choosing between HIEs and models like Commonwell, says Chuck Christian, who believes “there are different needs for different use cases.”
It was a shared belief “a platform is needed that simplifies the sharing of app-based IT interventions across healthcare institutions” that brought a vendor and health system together. The rest is history – or, more likely, the future.
Strong leaders know where to best leverage their experience. For Dee Emon, a nurse by training, it’s in helping the IT staff understand the significant role they play in supporting patient care.
When you’re a Marine, you may be asked at any time to step into a leadership role and demonstrate your knowledge, says CIO Brian Thomas, reflecting on the many lessons he has learned.
At Wake Forest Baptist, patient engagement goes beyond just offering a portal. It’s working with communities and families to find better, less disruptive ways to manage care, says CIO Dee Emon.