The terms specialty/subspecialty, service, level-of-care, and geographic location can often look and sound alike, and are often confused – or used interchangeably – by clinicians and administrative staff. But there are critical differences, according to Dirk Stanley, MD, who sheds some light in this post.
Even for organizations that have been using Epic for years, there’s often still confusion among users as to what it can or cannot do, according to CT Lin, MD, CMIO at UCHealth0, who created a chart to help provide some clarity.
It is by no means a requirement for clinical informatics leaders to have come from multicultural backgrounds, but it can certainly help when it comes to bridging different cultures, according to Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO at UConn Health.
Although there is “a bell curve of technology adoption exhibited among clinicians” at most health systems – with different levels of experience and familiarity that need to be considered – there is a universal approach that can be applied, according to CMIO CT Lin.
“The EHR is like the nervous system of the healthcare system,” said David Kaelber, MD, CMIO at MetroHealth System, during a recent interview. “With everything that our board or CEO wants us to do better, there’s a role for my team in doing that.”