The efforts put forth by IT teams during the pandemic have been nothing short of amazing. But the real challenge is making sure that as care delivery models evolve, so does the security strategy, said our expert panelists.
When Covid-19 hit, healthcare IT leaders were tested like never before. But for those who had the right pieces in place – and the right people managing those pieces – it was an opportunity to shine, said our CIO panelists in a recent webinar.
With healthcare organizations coming off a period of enormous growth, particularly in terms of digital health, the timing is perfect for clinical and IT departments to sit down and figure out how to partner more effectively, says CMIO Brett Oliver.
The two key components of leading through a crisis? Set a clear direction, and “create an environment where people feel comfortable expressing concerns,” said CIO David Reis, who talked about his team’s efforts at Hackensack Meridian Health.
What can leaders do when part of the health system is in ground zero for an pandemic, and other areas behind the curve? Learn and implement changes locally, while acting globally, says B.J. Moore, who talks about how his team at PSJH has responded to Covid-19.