Being a community health system means not rushing into major decisions – especially deciding on a core EHR vendor, and finding ways to make sure resources are maximized, says CIO Skip Rollins.
The bad news? EHR vendors have come under fire for failing to facilitate data sharing. The good news? They can go from perceived villain to hero by following these steps, says former CIO Bill Russell.
Whether you’re selling EHR systems, mobile apps, or cookies, the bottom line is the same: you need to build a relationship first, and you need to do it the right way, says Kate Huvane Gamble.
Vendors can’t be expected to create innovative solutions unless they’re able to truly understand what providers want, says KLAS’ Jared Jeffery, reflecting on data presented at the recent Utah HIMSS conference.
The biggest mistake health IT leaders are making with vendors? Failing to continually reassess contracts and look for savings, says Brian Thomas, who talks about the need for true partnerships.