Most believe that AI and machine learning can improve clinicians’ ability to make informed and therapeutic decisions. Where people disagree is on how far away that future is, and what exactly it will look like, says John Halamka, MD.
While leaders are strategizing around how to manage the COVID-19 outbreak, healthcare IT teams are feverishly working behind the scenes to ensure informaticists can code appropriately, says Dr. Craig Joseph.
It’s not exactly buzz-worthy, but digital fax technology has “tremendous potential” according to a KLAS report, which found that it helped reduce FTEs, expedite data flow, and improve clinical decisions.
When IT and clinical leaders find themselves in a difficult situation and none of the usual tricks has worked, the best thing to do is nothing – at least, until you’ve had time to think, says Craig Joseph, interim CMIO at El Camino Hospital.
Although healthcare organizations have only begun dipping their toes into the AI space, the early adopters are realizing improvements in patient outcomes and experience, according to a recent KLAS report.