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.
One of the biggest obstacles preventing physicians and nurses from fully leveraging the EHR comes down to a very simple premise: “the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing,” says guest blogger Milisa Rizer, MD, Chief Clinical Information Officer at OSU Health System.