For healthcare IT leaders, recruiting and retaining a strong workforce has proven extremely challenging. But for some, it’s also an “opportunity for innovation and thinking differently,” said Theresa Meadows, speaking on a CHIME panel with John Glaser and Andrea Daugherty.
The potential offered by hospital-at-home models to improve patient satisfaction and outcomes while more effectively utilizing staff is sky-high, but for many organizations, obstacles like connectivity and lack of training continue to stand in the way, according to Jim Feen, Audrius Polikaitis, and Stephanie Lahr.
There’s tremendous opportunity to leverage digital transformation to improve consumer engagement and become nimbler in the long term – so long as leaders are willing to go the extra mile, said Aaron Miri and Maia Hightower, MD, during a recent panel discussion.
Although automation has certainly played a key role in driving digital transformation, being a digital organization goes far beyond the technology piece, said CIO Bill Hudson in this interview. “It’s about how the technology is used and integrated.”
The virtual care model isn’t perfect, but it can “effectively address the needs of challenging patient populations, including those requiring virtual management of controlled substances,” according to Joseph Kvedar, MD, Senior Advisor of Virtual Care at Mass General Brigham.