What do CIOs, Chief Digital Officers, and other leaders really want to get out of conversations with vendors? Hint: it doesn’t involve claims to “make healthcare better,” according to our experts. Instead, involves asking questions, listening, and working to develop real relationships.
Is there a more effective way for healthcare leaders to gain “a broader understanding of what others are working on and solving for than spending a few days ingesting information and building relationships at a conference?” Tarun Kapoor doesn’t think so. In this piece, we share perspectives from a handful of leaders on why live events have made a comeback.
Regardless of the nature of a challenge, the blueprint for conquering it is the same: “If it’s going to happen, it’s up to me,” according to Bradd Busick, CIO at MultiCare Health. In this blog, he talked about how he is “taking steps to reconcile expectations and put in the work to achieve my desired outcome.”
Once used primarily to interpret human communications, natural language processing algorithms now “serve as the backbone for translation and clinical transcription services,” according to John Halamka, MD, and Paul Cerrato of Mayo Clinic Platform, and look to play an even bigger role in the future.
“Cyber hygiene isn’t just a checklist or a set of IT protocols. It’s a culture; a way of digital life,” according to Jason Alexander, CISO at VCU Health. In this blog, he discusses the importance of security updates, password management, phishing protection, and device security.
By ‘red-flagging’ prescriptions that come from telehealth providers in other states, the proposed DEA rules may “inadvertently create barriers to care,” said Joseph Kvedar, MD. In this piece, he discusses recommendations from the ATA to help build pharmacists’ trust in filling remote prescriptions.
The key to building a resilient and user-friendly cybersecurity framework is in acknowledging and addressing the human element, according to Dennis Leber, PhD. In this piece, he examines how the relationship between cybersecurity and human factors engineering can lead to “more effective, adaptable, and user-centric” solutions.
One way to improve the “widely contrasting results” often garnered by ChatGPT is through prompt engineering, according to Mayo Clinic Platform researchers. In this piece, Dr. John Halamka and Paul Cerrato discuss how digital tools can supplement decision-making.
If cybersecurity networks are a “sprawling, bustling metropolis, with data zipping and zooming like cars in peak hour traffic,” SIEM tools act as an “ultra-sophisticated traffic control center,” writes Jason Alexander, CMIO at VCU and author of the blog ‘Confessions of a Grumpy CISO.’
“CIOs must lead digital to stay relevant,” according to David Chou. In this piece, he identified the key priorities for healthcare IT and digital leaders in the year ahead as they seek to “align with broader technology trends and the expanding role of IT.”