As organizations focus more resources on optimization, having leaders who can act as “bridges” between is becoming increasingly important, says Hillary Ross, who discusses trends in health IT leadership.
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.
The key to improving medication adherence isn’t in creating another mobile app, but in taking the time to speak with patients and get to the root of the noncompliance, says Dr. John Halamka.
It’s not just IT leaders who have to build and maintain solid relationships with vendors, but clinical and business leaders as well, says CIO Heather Nelson. “They need to be part of the discussion.”