Topics like digital health and innovation are certainly click-worthy, particularly in the age of technology. But for healthsystemCIO’s readers, the most important buzzword in 2019 was leadership, says Kate Gamble, who reveals the most popular interviews from 2019.
As healthcare organizations face mounting pressures, it’s not enough to merely pledge to do better. Leaders need to do walk the walk, whether it means improving processes, creating efficiencies, or focusing more on professional development.
Unlike in years past, the topic that seemed to resonate most with CIOs and other healthcare IT leaders didn’t involve technology or budgets, but rather, those who use it to provide care, says Kate Gamble.
Whether it was increasing optimization after a major implementation, driving toward digital health, or uncovering inefficiencies, healthcare IT leaders had some big goals – and big successes – in 2019.
Forget what you think you know about platforms. What it’s really about, says Dr. John Halamka, is creating “a single, managed and well supported front door which enables quality, safety and efficiency solutions to be deployed more quickly.”