One of the key components in Memorial Healthcare’s multipronged Covid-19 response was setting up alternative care sites, an initiative that required “significant coordination from many areas,” according to CIO Tom Kurtz.
The reduced revenue, reduced throughput environment brought on by Covid is forcing healthcare organizations to more closely examine how resources are allocated, and to make some tough decisions, says Mike Hart.
Just because an initiative has been started, it doesn’t mean it has to be completed, said Keith Perry, CIO at St. Jude Children’s. In a recent interview, he talks about the unique opportunity health IT leaders have to rethink processes.
As organizations reopen, leaders must be willing to prioritize based on where the organization is today – not where it was before Covid-19, said our CIO panelists in a recent webinar. “You have to look at things based on the new normal.”
When disaster strikes, certain projects are going to be put on the backburner. But the initiatives that will help organizations achieve their ultimate vision must stay on track, says Geisinger CIO John Kravitz, who talks about his team’s extraordinary efforts.