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.
As IT strategies are revisited and budgets reallocated, it’s becoming clear how important a stable telehealth environment and a solid analytics platform are to an organization’s viability, according to our panelists in a recent webinar.
Unlike long-term strategies, a short-term plan enables organizations to pivot quickly “because you don’t have that foothold in place that’s keeping you from turning,” says Craig Richardville, who talks about the importance of agility in today’s environment.
With healthcare organizations coming off a period of enormous growth, particularly in terms of digital health, the timing is perfect for clinical and IT departments to sit down and figure out how to partner more effectively, says CMIO Brett Oliver.
One of the many consequences of Covid-19? Leaders in every industry – including healthcare – will be forced to reexamine their disaster preparedness strategies and make sure they’re “able to deliver services in a consistent way” during an emergency, said Erik Decker and Denise Anderson.