Everyone likes the idea of migrating to a single EHR platform, but in reality, “there are lot of discussions that have to take place around the rules of the road,” says CIO Stephanie Lahr.
The days where the CMIO’s primary role was to “keep the natives from growing restless” are done, according to Michael Marino. “You have to be part MBA, part physician, and part technology executive,” he says.
The CIO’s role in a major initiative like rolling out Epic? Keeping it alive, says Ed Kopetsky. And that means sustaining executive team involvement and commitment,, recruiting the right people, and “clearing the roadway for others to take off.”
Don’t think of the Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices as a set of requirements. The document, which was created by 150 experts, is meant to be viewed as “collection of recipes” for keeping data secure, says Erik Decker.
If we want to improve patient care, it’s not enough merely to share data within our own organization – or with those who use the same EHR, says CIO Ed Kopetsky, who believes partnering with others is “core to who we are.”