Call 2019 the year of the user.
For the past several years, the core objective for many organizations has been implementing EHRs, especially those experiencing a merger or acquisition. As those strategies advance, it’s only logical for leaders to shift their focus to optimization, and specifically, how these systems are impacting those on the front line.
This thinking was certainly reflected in our readership scores, as the two most viewed posts from 2019 focused on usability. Both were also written by CMIOs, interestingly, which indicates an increased interest among CIOs in the habits and preferences of physicians.
Of course, a number of other topics also resonated with our audience, including the evolving roles of the CIO as well as other key C-suite members, interoperability, digital health, and, as always career advancement.
Whether we’ll see more of the same in 2020 remains to be seen, but if 2019 is any indication, we can expect more emphasis on how technology impacts the consumer and user experience – and what leaders can do to improve it.
Below is a list of the top 20 blog posts from the past 12 months:
- Clinical Informatics Explained: The What and the Why (Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO, UConn Health)
- The Two Most Important Words: Why and No (Craig Joseph, MD, Interim CMIO, El Camino Health and CMO, Avaap)
- New Organization, New Purpose: Dr. John Halamka’s Next Chapter (John Halamka, MD, President, Mayo Clinic Platform)
- From Tactician to Strategist: The Evolving Role of the CNIO (Tammy Jackson, Senior Associate, IT Practice, and Hillary Ross, Senior Partner & Managing Director, IT Practice, Witt/Kieffer)
- A Crunch Time Reminder (Sue Schade, Interim CTO, University of Vermont Health Network)
- Planning Is Everything: How to Prep for a CIO Interview (Zachary Durst, Senior Associate, IT Practice, Witt/Kieffer)
- Walking Away to Move Forward: The Emerging Healthcare Market (Robert Sundelius, COO, Ascension Medical Group, Michigan Market)
- The CIO’s Role in Promoting Cybersecurity (Michael Saad, CIO, University of Tennessee Medical Center)
- Taking Care of Business (Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, healthsystemCIO)
- You Have Cancer: Treatment Decisions (Edward Marx, former CIO, Cleveland Clinic)
- The Strategic CIO (David Chou, CIO, Luye Medical Group)
- The Patient Experience: Reality Versus Vision (Kate Gamble, Managing Editor, healthsystemCIO)
- The Perfect Juncture: How IT Can Partner with Executive Leadership (Nicholas Szymanski, CIO, Richmond University Medical Center)
- Working in Healthcare, Are You ‘Clinical?’ (Dirk Stanley, MD)
- Is Healthcare Ready for Remote Patient Monitoring? (John Halamka, MD)
- So You Want to Sell to the CIO – at HIMSS? (John T. Mason, SVP & CIO, Quorum Health)
- Measuring Interoperability: Is Shareable Data Usable Data? (Coray Tate, VP, Clinical Research, KLAS)
- What Does HIMSS Stage 7 Mean for Physicians? (Taylor Davis, VP, Business Development, KLAS)
- A Premature ‘Death’, Part 1: The Patient Safety Factor (Yiscah Bracha, PhD, Research Scientist, RTI International)
- A Future Vision for Clinical Record Automation (Chuck Christian, CTO, Franciscan Health)
Thanks for reading!