There’s perhaps no better – or worse – example of unintended consequences than CIOs having to cancel a telemedicine program to devote resources to MU. But thanks to recent legislation, the days of making such difficult decisions may be numbered, says CHIME.
A large, Midwestern health system may not have been the obvious choice to host Epic at Tahoe Forest, but it quickly became clear it was the best option, says CIO Jake Dorst, who talks about his organization’s EHR journey.
CMS’ decision to ease back on the final rule is a game-changer, and it wouldn’t have been possible without testimonies from health IT leaders, say Mari Savickis and Leslie Krigstein of CHIME.
One of the most complex issues CIOs face? Trying to meet the organization’s goals without placing too much burden on the staff, says Adam Buckley, who talks about being “the bearer of bad news.”
With more care happening outside of the hospital – and even the physician office – it’s become critical for CIOs to understand the barriers facing patients and harness technologies to meet their needs, says Carla Smith.