Implementing EHRs is a critical step for health systems, no one doubts that. But to truly transform the way care is delivered, organizations have to do much more — especially around consumerism, says Brian Lancaster.
Requests that come to IT late in the game can be extremely frustrating. But if managed correctly, they can be a “golden opportunity” for increased understanding and more productive relationships, says CIO Nicholas Szymanski.
For rural healthcare leaders, having to wear multiple hats is one of the biggest challenges. It’s also, however, one of the key benefits when it comes to professional development, says Kate Pierce.
Once considered a ‘nice to have,’ enterprise imaging is becoming a must-have for healthcare organizations. The problem? The expectations are high, and the resources available to craft a solid strategy are not, says Monique Rasband of KLAS.
As the new CIO, your first priority – even before creating an IT roadmap – is to open the lines of communication and make sure your team understands you’re not there to “rip out the rug from under them,” says Linda Stevenson.