The pandemic undoubtedly helped accelerate Franciscan Health’s virtual care journey, but several other components also played key roles, said Chuck Christian and Sri Bharadwaj, who discussed the organization’s experience.
One of the key lessons Jason Wood’s team learned during the pandemic? During a time when everything is moving so quickly, it’s important to know when to slow down, especially when it comes to educating patients.
If we really want to address the lack of diversity in healthcare IT, it has to be a community effort led by CIOs of different races and genders, said Cletis Earle in a recent interview. “We all have to be at the table.”
As decisions are made to improve patient care or ensure provider safety, the availability of data – specifically, quality data that has been extracted and refined – is the key difference maker, says Michael Saad, CIO at University of Tennessee Medical Center.
As healthcare organizations reopen, it is essential that leaders “cycle through” the technologies that were deployed to meet the demands of Covid – and make sure they meet security standards, said experts Art Ream, Christopher Frenz, and James Morrison.