By fast-tracking digital health solutions, the pandemic has inadvertently forced organizations to “really look at the data,” and make sure it’s actionable, accessible, and sustainable enough to drive the industry forward, said our panelists.
Sometimes the most powerful force in propelling an organization forward is need, said CIO Robert Eardley in a podcast interview. For University Hospitals, Covid-19 highlighted the need for a centralized data source.
As mergers and acquisitions continue, legacy data archiving offers a way to shutter expensive systems while enabling organizations to retain the necessary data, according to Ryan Oliver, who providers recommendations for selecting a vendor.
As decisions are made to improve patient care or ensure provider safety, the availability of data – specifically, quality data that has been extracted and refined – is the key difference maker, says Michael Saad, CIO at University of Tennessee Medical Center.
The old adage that two heads are better than one has never been more applicable than now, says Dr. John Halamka, who talks about the groundbreaking work being done by the Covid-19 Coalition to guide providers and policymakers during the pandemic.