The key to a successful implementation is remembering that the technology is the easy part, says Jamie Nelson, who talks about her team’s work at HSS. The hard part is the organizational transformation behind it.
When it comes to innovation, there’s no shortage of great ideas; where organizations are missing the mark, says David Chou, is in creating the right culture to push them forward.
The lines between IT, clinical, and operations have blurred, and if leaders don’t take the time to understand the needs and challenges of other departments, and work together to solve them, “we’ll become irrelevant,” says Ed Marx.
If a CIO or other leader is faced with an unplanned absence, the last thing you or your team wants to think about is who’s in charge of what, says Ed Marx, who talks about the “matrix” that helped provide guidance at Cleveland Clinic during his recent illness.
Perhaps the best way to truly understand informatics is to first define what it is not, says CMIO CT Lin. In this blog, he exposes the common fallacies and explains how it can be a “very useful tool” – if done right.