Although standardization often has a negative connotation, it can actually help drive optimization and foster innovation across an organization – if done right, says CIO Jim Noga.
The reality of being in a best-of-breed environment is that “there’s a lot of spaghetti connecting systems together,” says CIO Eric Raffin, who talks about how his team is working toward a solution.
After spending the past five years putting in a “platform for clinical transformation and innovation” through the eCare initiative, Partners is shifting its focus to digital health, says CIO Jim Noga.
The reason why interoperability wasn’t baked into HITECH? Because ONC knew it couldn’t be developed in a committee, but had to be done “in the real world,” even if that meant it would be “messy,” says Doug Fridsma.
The most important characteristic in a team member isn’t technology acumen, but ability to communicate effectively and adapt to change, says CIO Skip Rollins.