By doing something as simple as holding daily huddles, leaders can enable their teams to “learn from each other and make data-based decisions across the health system,” says Kristin Myers, SVP of IT at Mount Sinai Health System.
With leaders facing mounting pressures, it’s completely understandable to want to leapfrog technology. What you can’t leap, says CIO Saad Chaudry, is the ‘what, where, how, and when’ stage of planning and introspection.
The key to success with an EHR rollout? Ensuring representatives from operations are “intimately involved in developing the strategy and testing out workflows,” says CIO Stephanie Lahr.
As organizations focus more resources on optimization, having leaders who can act as “bridges” between is becoming increasingly important, says Hillary Ross, who discusses trends in health IT leadership.
A number of topics seemed to bubble up to the surface during our most popular interviews from the past year, but perhaps none were as prominent as digital health, the advancement of women in IT leadership roles, and addressing opioid abuse.