For healthcare IT leaders, the real question now is, “as we pull away from emergency declarations, what will the new normal look like?” In this interview, HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf talks about Covid’s impact on the industry, and how leaders can forge a new path.
One of the most significant challenges facing healthcare organizations is how to effectively and safely distribute the Covid-19 vaccine. For UCHealth, the answer lies in the patient portal, according to CMIO CT Lin.
In the battle against Covid-19, it’s not one approach that will lead to success; but rather, a multifaceted response that focuses both on advances in research – such as network medicine – and advances in digital transformation, according to John Halamka, MD.
Although many of UC Irvine’s IT strategies have been pushed to the background during Covid, it hasn’t all been bad. “We’re taking the opportunity to organize ourselves horizontally and share information across our functions,” says Tom Andriola.
One of the key components in Memorial Healthcare’s multipronged Covid-19 response was setting up alternative care sites, an initiative that required “significant coordination from many areas,” according to CIO Tom Kurtz.