The idea that dumping of all our patients’ data into a magic lake will yield the knowledge we’re all seeking isn’t just ridiculous — it’s dangerous, says Dr. Craig Joseph, who likens it to “pouring crude oil in your car and expecting it to run.”
Cognitive computing isn’t just another buzzword. It’s a concept that can improve outcomes and increase efficiency – if the right ecosystem is in place, says Omid Shabestari, MD, Director of Health Analytics at Carilion Clinic.
When stepping into an IT environment where things have been “bolted on,” a CIO’s first priority should be to “create a framework for service requests, and improve communication among departments,” says William Walders.
Although health systems are moving toward integrated platforms, providers still need to access legacy data, which means CIOs have to find a way that make that happen, as seamlessly as possible, according to Marc Probst and Nick Szymanski.
Having a solid data governance structure can make all the difference when it comes to managing and leveraging data. In a recent webinar, our healthcare IT expert panelists offered advice on how to navigate the challenges and create a solid strategy.