The most exciting – and at the same time, most intimidating – part of being a health IT leader today? The pressure to deliver technologies that will improve the patient’s experience, says CIO Christopher Timbers.
The more quickly we can sort through data to identify cancers and determine optimal treatment pathways, the better care we can deliver, says CIO Andy Corts, who discusses how his team is carrying out Sarah Cannon’s mission.
Although health systems are making major strides toward digitization, the reality is that when it comes to delivering test results and referrals, some still rely heavily on fax machines, says CMIO CT Lin, who offers insights on how to right the ship.
Interoperability remains a challenge in all care environments. But while acute care is making progress when it comes to accessing data electronically, the post-acute world seems to be stuck in the past, says Erik Bermudez of KLAS.
It wasn’t a new strategy that has helped Geisinger reduce ER visits and hospital admissions. In fact, it’s one of the oldest in the books, says David Feinberg, who talks about the reboot that is changing the game.