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.
From testing backup and disaster recovery plans to ensuring the right pieces are in place to facilitate telehealth, there are several steps healthcare IT leaders can take to overcome the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re doing everything we can to make it easy to access care.” For UW Medicine’s IT Services team, who have published their strategies for others to share, disaster response starts with ensuring clinicians have the support they need to care for patients.