Rural health organizations face myriad challenges, from recruiting top IT talent to meeting the same regulations as large health organizations. But it also comes with benefits, says CIO Patrick Yount.
Rather than having to eliminate staff positions when implementing an EHR, CIO Patrick Yount is redefining those positions to help the organization become “more efficient, more patient-facing, and more service-oriented.”
There’s a lack of understanding when it comes to the unique challenges faced by rural hospitals, and CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the Year Randy McCleese has made it his mission to change that.
Before HIMSS kicked off, CHIME took an opportunity to recognize the achievements of those who are making an impact in healthcare IT, and encourage attendees to continue to push for change.
When you enter an organization that’s been through tumultuous times, sometimes the best approach isn’t to focus on change, but rather, stabilization, says CIO Randy McCleese.