Having cloud capabilities has played a critical role as organizations quickly ramp up telemedicine services and communicate more effectively with patients. But without a solid infrastructure and strong leadership, it’s just smoke, according to our panelists.
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.
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.
As the CIO role continues to evolve, so are the expectations from the CEO, says John Kravitz. In this interview, he talks about his goals as CHIME Board Chair, the pillars of success for healthcare IT leaders, and the work being done to combat opioid abuse.
Although a pandemic can certainly bring out the worst in some, it’s clearly not the case for all, says Dr. John Halamka, who points out some of the great work being done in the private sector to help better understand COVID-19.