Between the “all consuming” efforts to ensure providers can deliver care and support a remote workforce in the midst of COVID-19, while also trying to make sense of the recent regulatory changes, healthcare IT leaders face challenging times. But there’s an opportunity there, says Dr. John Halamka.
Although having a solid IT infrastructure has proven critical, UW Medicine’s strong focus on agility and innovation have also played a significant role in its ability to quickly implement a response strategy, according to CIO Eric Neil.
As healthcare organizations deal with an influx of patients, the top priority for information security leaders to “minimize the effects of anything else” so that clinicians can focus on patient care, according to our expert panelists.
Even during a healthcare crisis, the CMIO’s goal should remain the same: “to make sure we have the tools in place that providers need,” said Mark Weisman, MD. In this podcast, he talks about how his team at Peninsula Regional is working to achieve that.
For those who are in the trenches dealing with the preparation and execution of managing COVID-19, every day “feels like organizing a moon landing,” according to leaders at Jefferson Health, who shared their perspectives on the challenges facing healthcare organizations.