Perhaps the most important lesson Michael Elley has learned in nearly two decades of healthcare IT leadership? “It starts with people,” and more specifically, building relationships to better understand the culture, the focus, and the gaps that exist, he said during a recent interview.
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.
For healthcare systems, forming partnerships with vendors and organizations is becoming increasingly important, says Rich Rogers, CIO at Prisma Health, in this interview. “We have so much to do in this industry. We can’t do it ourselves.”
In this podcast, Scott MacLean talks about how MedStar is carrying out its post-Covid strategy, the “never-ending battle” to keep systems upgraded and refreshed, and why the digital front door is about so much more than a portal.
The key to transitioning several “independent, proud organizations” to a single platform? “Building a concept of shared governance,” said CIO Tanya Townsend, who talked about LCMC Health’s journey during a recent podcast.