Although the appeal of AI for many is its potential to solve big, complex problems in healthcare, leaders should focus instead on how it can tackle more “simple” tasks like easing workflow issues, says Warren Whitford.
Whether it’s creating a national patient identifier, or developing a global language around innovation, the key to driving change in healthcare is in standardization, says CIO Marc Probst.
Ensuring that patients receive the best possible care often means looking beyond their initial presentation, says Dr. Marc Harrison, who talks about how caregivers are doing that at Intermountain Healthcare.
Although understanding analytics and fostering innovation have become part of the CMIO’s role, the most important component is still being able to communicate with physicians, say our panelists.
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.