Although our interviews ran the gamut in 2021, covering everything from cybersecurity best practices to data-driven decision making, one theme stood out most: moving forward.
Although Covid-19 has presented myriad challenges for healthcare IT leaders, it has also sparked innovation and creative solutions, according to a group of CIOs, who shared their goals for 2022.
The decision MaineHealth made several years ago to become a system – and create a central decision-making body – made a significant difference during Covid, says CIO Dan Nigrin. “It allowed us to be more nimble and deploy solutions more efficiently.”
When it comes to digital engagement, the objective is to make access to care easier, no matter which method consumers use, said Pamela Landis in this podcast interview. “The doorway they come in shouldn’t matter.”
“We can’t be casual about it anymore.” In this podcast, Rick Evans, CXO at NewYork-Presbyterian talks about how his team is working to reduce care disparities, remove racial bias from protocols, and leverage data to better understand patients.