The organizations that have been able to press on during the pandemic are those in which clinicians are empowered, and IT teams are “leveraging technology to do amazing things,” said CIO Aaron Miri.
With Covid cases continuing to climb, perhaps it’s time to stop silencing public health experts, and start relying on their expertise to make critical decisions, says Dr. Jennifer Dunphy.
For UConn Health, the opportunity to leverage its interface with Jackson Laboratories – and its partnership with Epic – to help lead the initiative to deploy statewide Covid-19 testing was too good to pass up, says interim CIO Chuck Podesta in this podcast interview.
Of the myriad questions surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of Covid-19, the one that seems so simple — how do you know if a patient has the virus — is perhaps the most complex, says Dirk Stanley, MD, who describes the challenges facing EHR users.
When a pandemic hits, it’s not just the IT strategy that goes out the window, but the list of responsibilities tied to each role, says CIO Michael Mistretta, who talks about how Virginia Health Center responded to Covid-19.