Implementing a major EHR is an adventure — one that requires a great deal of planning, training, and leadership, says Chani Cordero, who is documenting Brooke Army Medical Center’s Cerner rollout in a blog series.
The best way to gain buy-in with an EHR migration? Communicate constantly and demonstrate, “through incremental results over time,” how it is helping to increase efficiency and lower costs while providing a better experience, says CIO Tanya Townsend.
When it comes to EHR migrations, having the best tools and the best change management strategy in the world isn’t going to be enough if you don’t have the right culture, says CIO Karen Marhefka in this interview.
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.