Decreasing costs is always a key goal in healthcare, but what’s just as important is identifying initiatives that can improve care quality, patient experience, and staff satisfaction, says Peter Pronovost, MD. “We have to measure all components of value.”
As CIO, one of Jim Daly’s key priorities is to ensure the organization is getting the maximum value from its IT investments – which includes not just applications and infrastructure, but people, he said during a recent interview.
One of the most challenging aspects of leadership? Knowing when to push, and when to “back off and let people acclimate to the change we’re trying to push forward,” says Jim Daly, CIO at Washington Regional Medical System, in this podcast interview.
Digital initiatives are more about workflow than anything else, says Tom Barrett. In this podcast, he talks about the progression of the CIO role, what it takes to drive change, and how he has made himself available to his team during the pandemic.
Without understanding the two most important steps – project intake and project management – it can be extremely difficult to drive change, particularly in the clinical setting, according to Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO at UConn Health.