Sometimes statistics can be deceiving.
The single most popular blog post from the past year sought to determine whether the EHR is dead — or, at the very least, nearing extinction. Mike Davis, an independent consultant who played a key role in developing KLAS’ Arch Collaborative, offered a response to a controversial Forbes article, outlining the challenges vendors face, and how they can be overcome.
However, although Davis’ piece certainly resonated with readers, the topic that generated the most interest is one that has been on the forefront of leaders’ minds, particularly since March of 2020: care coordination. Whether it’s through partnerships among health systems and/or vendors, or leveraging digital tools, organizations are laser focused on creating a seamless experience for patients and their families, regardless of where care is delivered.
Not surprisingly, another topic that featured prominently in our most viewed blogs is leadership — specifically, the skillsets required to manage teams during difficult situations, and the growing importance of leading with empathy.
Below, we’ve included a listing of the 15 most popular pieces from 2021. Enjoy reading (or re-reading) them. As always, we’re incredibly grateful to all of those who lend us their voices. We can’t wait to see what the new year brings.
- Is the EHR Dead? (Mike Davis, Independent Consultant and Lead Analyst, Arch Collaborative)
- Care Without Borders: How a New Models Can Help Provide a Better Experience (Emily Young, Emily Young, VP, Population Health & Transformation, Circle Health)
- “A New Ball Game”: How Covid Is Forcing Leaders to Balance Agility and Structure (Nicholas Szymanski, VP & CIO, Signature Healthcare)
- Treating the Whole Patient: How the Mayo-Kaiser Partnership Aims to Redefine Care (John Halamka, MD, president, and Paul Cerrato, senior research analyst and communications specialist, Mayo Clinic Platform)
- “This Process Is Essential”: A Call to Action for Coordinated Care (Cynthia Davis, Hospital-at-Home Consultant and former CHIO, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare)
- 7 Takeaways on Oracle’s Acquisition of Cerner (Michael Saad, SVP & CIO, University of Tennessee Medical Center)
- Authenticity, Empathy & Safe Spaces: What Leaders Need to Know (Sarah Richardson, former VP of IT Change Leadership, Optum)
- “Go All In”: Tips for Selecting a Cloud Interoperability Solution (David Chou, SVP & CIO, Harris Health System)
- Acquaintances, Friends and Jerks: Framing the CIO-Vendor Relationship (Lee Milligan, MD, SVP & CIO, Asante Health System)
- The Investment All Leaders Need to Make (Chani Cordero, CIO, Brook Army Medical Center)
- AI: Clinician’s Friend or Foe? (Joseph Kvedar, MD, Senior Advisor, Virtual Care, Mass General Brigham)
- What TikTok Teaches Us about Effective Communication (CT Lin, MD, CMIO, UCHealth)
- Getting from A to B: Project Management for Clinical Leaders (Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO, UConn Health)
- A CIO’s Veteran’s Day Pledge (Kate Pierce, CIO & CISO, North Country Hospital)
- Why It’s Time for a (Patient) Status Update (Jonathan Kaufmann, VP & CMIO, Bayhealth)