Although many technologies end up fizzling after a hot start, “within those flameouts are nuggets that stay with us and ultimately change the way we work, live, and interact,” says Tom Andriola, Vice Chancellor of Information, Technology and Data at UC Irvine.
With more than half of small hospitals expressing dissatisfaction with their EHRs, an opportunity has arisen for vendors to step up, according to Coray Tate and Paul Warburton of KLAS, who believe “the future will be fun to watch.”
As organizations start to emerge from Covid-19 and look toward the future, foundational technology and operational excellence will rise to the top of the CIO’s priority list. But data security remains king, says David Chou.
Most believe that AI and machine learning can improve clinicians’ ability to make informed and therapeutic decisions. Where people disagree is on how far away that future is, and what exactly it will look like, says John Halamka, MD.
One thing COVID-19 has demonstrated? The healthcare industry will bounce back, but it’s never going to be quite the same – and in some ways, that’s a positive, says Chuck Christian, CTO at Franciscan Health.