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.”
In today’s healthcare environment, the mindset can’t be ‘what have you done for me lately,’ but rather, ‘what are you doing for patients now, and in the future.’ And that was precisely the theme at last week’s NY miniHIMSS.
With the major pieces — legislation, technology, and consumer expectations — all starting to fall into place, the time to start thinking about telehealth is now, says Bill Russell.
Although some CIOs might dread conversations with clinical leaders asking for new EHR functionalities, J.D. Whitlock welcomes it — because it’s much better than the alternative.
Unless providers are reimbursed based on outcomes and quality – and not on services rendered, as is often the case – they’re not going to embrace connected health as a strategy, says Dr. Joe Kvedar.