For IT teams, the idea of rolling out solutions that aren’t fully tested can be difficult to swallow, says Brett Oliver, MD, CMIO at Baptist Health. That’s where leaders need to provide assurance that ‘it’s okay to let this go.”
To say that IT departments have stepped up during the Covid-19 pandemic is quite the understatement, according to Lisa Stump and Chuck Christian, who discussed the tireless efforts of their teams in supporting care delivery during a recent webinar.
As healthcare organizations were forced to scale up telehealth and remote work capabilities at unprecedented levels in response to Covid-19, two distinguishing factors have emerged: a solid infrastructure and a capable IT team, according to our panelists.
As healthcare IT leaders are forced to reprioritize, initiatives focused on virtual care and improving core infrastructure are moving to the top of the list, while innovation is taking a backseat, according to CIO David Chou.
Despite the many benefits it offers, cloud migration hasn’t always been an easy sell, especially with something as complex as IT infrastructure. But perhaps it’s time for a new pitch, according to our expert panelists.