Reaching HIMSS Stage 7 requires more than just implementing the right technology; it takes teamwork throughout the organization, as well as engagement from executives and clinicians, says Sue Schade.
If organizations really want to improve provider satisfaction, they must be willing to take an objective look at how the EHR has impacted workflow, and take a multi-pronged approach to fixing the problems that exist, say Bryan Bliven and Thomas Selva.
As organizations start to pivot toward value-based care, the CMIO must act as a change agent who can understand the needs of different groups and help create alignment.
Digital health isn’t just another initiative to tackle; it’s a strategy that can help organizations “reimagine” the patient experience, while adding another dimension to the CIO role, say Jamie Nelson and Tim Zoph.
As organizations shift from implementation to optimization mode, the focus becomes how to make systems as effective as possible without stretching physicians too far. And right in the middle of that conversation is the CMIO.