The key to getting IT folks at the table when decisions are being made, rather than after the fact? By helping them to understand the critical role they play in patient care, says CIO Tom Barrett, who talks about going from service provider to ‘transformational partner.’
If we want to improve care quality and control costs, it’s not just the patient and family that should be placed at the center, says David Muntz, who proposes a new formula to help “extend our focus and change our vision.”
As digital tools become more critical to operations, it’s becoming increasingly important to develop a more “coherent and structured” process that can give health IT leaders the knowledge and experience they need, says Will Smart.
No matter where organizations are based or what model of care it utilized, one of the core objectives remains the same: to able to establish best practices and scale them across the system, says CIO Will Smart.
As complex as healthcare IT may seem, it all boils down to one concept: identifying the most pressing needs, and removing the barriers that exist, according to NewYork-Presbyterian leaders Daniel Barchi and Peter Fleischut.