The digital models designed to provide accurate, unbiased care can’t succeed if there are still algorithmically underserved populations, according to Mayo Clinic researchers, who provide some practical solutions in this piece.
In this podcast interview, Suresh Gunasekaran talks about how his experience as both CIO and COO helped prepare him for the CEO role; how Covid-19 created a “burning platform”; and why collaboration is such a critical component in improving health equity.
One of the biggest mistakes healthcare organizations make, according to Kim Majerus of AWS, is failing to look at IT projects holistically. “It shouldn’t be a give and take,” she said. During a chat at ViVE, she also spoke about the enormous potential to leverage social determinants and why she believes healthcare is “personal.”
Although Covid-19 has presented myriad challenges for healthcare IT leaders, it has also sparked innovation and creative solutions, according to a group of CIOs, who shared their goals for 2022.
It’s not enough to survive Covid; if organizations want to stay “healthy,” leaders need to “make sure we’re digitally transformed,” according to CIO BJ Moore, who discusses his team’s strategy in this interview.
One of the most critical mistakes leaders make when building a team? Hiring people “who are just like us,” says Donna Roach, CIO at University of Utah Health. “When you have a diverse team, you get so much more.”
The most sophisticated algorithms for screening diseases and improving treatments won’t do much good if they misrepresent the populations they seek to serve, according to Paul Cerrato and Dr. John Halamka. In this blog, they discuss the “ethical dilemma” that can deter digital health initiatives.