“We had to turn on dime, and we did.” Nearly four years after the start of Covid, a group of veteran CIOs gathered at the NJ/DVHIMSS Fall Conference to share insights on how they managed the challenges stemming from the pandemic, how they’re embracing AI and other tools, and how leadership roles have evolved.
Rather than comparing telehealth services to office visits in terms of data collection – which is future – perhaps we should focus on integrating virtual care into the overall care picture, said Dr. Joe Kvedar in this piece. “It is time for telehealth to sit at the grownup’s table and be treated like an honest service.
Clinical decision support systems aren’t just tools for clinicians; “they significantly impact the patient experience by enabling personalized, informed care and adhering to the most up-to-date guidelines,” said Chani Cordero, CIO at Brooke Army Medical Center. In this piece, she shared learnings from her recent stays at two different hospitals.
One of the measures hospitals can take to improve throughput and efficiency while also bolstering patient experience? Implementing hospital discharge lounges, according to Joey Meneses, CTO at Akron Children’s Hospital, who breaks down the concept in this blog.
Every leader would like a bigger budget. But instead of asking for more money, CIDOs should look for ways to reduce expenses and “put savings back into IT so that we can begin to transform the organization,” said Joel Vengco of Hartford Healthcare. In this interview, he talked about how Hartford Healthcare is building a foundation for transformation.