The problem is clear: physicians face too many time pressures, and patients don’t feel they’re being heard during encounters. The solution is also clear, says CT Lin, and it involves better communication strategies.
Identifying initiatives that align with the organization’s overall strategy, yet can be done within a certain time frame, is a challenge for any CIO – but even more so for those in a limited tenure roll, says Lt. Col. Chani Cordero.
Although the industry has made great strides in terms of usability, a lot still needs to be done to ensure that technology is working for clinicians – and not the other way around, says CNIO Nancy Yates.
The major flaw in our current provider structure? Health is viewed as the ultimate outcome for older individuals, rather than living well, says Dr. Joseph Kvedar. It’s time to change that, and technology can help.
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.