When it comes to clinical informatics, some believe discussing details is “getting too into the weeds.” Dirk Stanley, MD, however, takes a different stance. “Clinical teams need you to care about the details, so that you can develop the complete blueprints that will help build great workflows,” he wrote in the second of a two-part series.
Document management may not sound too exciting; that is, “until you learn about how it impacts your infrastructure and operations.” In this piece, Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO at UConn Health, provides guidance for knowing and understanding the different components of applied clinical informatics.
“When you’re a physician and you’re put into a leadership role, there’s not a great training pathway for that,” says Dirk Stanley. In this interview, he talks about why he started a blog, the CMIO’s role as translator, and the moment his career changed.
The key to gaining buy-in among physicians with any initiative – especially one that can change their workflow – is to “explain what’s in it for them,” says Inspira Health CIO Tom Pacek. In this interview, he also talks about what it takes to foster innovation and lead during a crisis.
A key piece of advice for new or aspiring CMIOs? “Identify your clinical leaders early and develop those relationships,” says Brett Oliver, MD, CMIO at Baptist Health, in this leadership spotlight.