Believe it or not, mobile apps and EHR modules “are not the solution to all problems we face in healthcare,” says Craig Joseph, interim CMIO at El Camino Hospital, who makes a case for training, standardization, and communication.
Unlike in years past, the topic that seemed to resonate most with CIOs and other healthcare IT leaders didn’t involve technology or budgets, but rather, those who use it to provide care, says Kate Gamble.
When workflows are done right, “it feels like someone with your specialty configured your EMR, wrote your policies, and trained you,” says CMIO Dirk Stanley. In this second of this two-part piece, he discusses how leaders can make this a reality.
Although the EMR is often blamed for workflow challenges, there are myriad contributing factors, says Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO at UConn Health, who provides a “a deeper clinical informatics understanding” of where these issues can stem from.”
Rural health facilities don’t have the same resources that large IDNs do to invest in cybersecurity, but it’s no longer an excuse, says Kate Pierce. In this interview, she talks about the creative ways in which her team is working to safeguard data.