Once an end goal has been established – which, in University Hospitals’ case, is improving patient access – sometimes the best strategy is to work backwards, said CIO Robert Eardley in this podcast interview.
Not surprisingly, telehealth and remote patient monitoring were cited as the most significant technology challenges as organizations responded to Covid-19. But while many have gotten over the hurdles with telemedicine, RPM remains a sticking point, according to KLAS.
The impending data blocking requirements mark a key milestone in the journey toward interoperability, but there are still significant hurdles that need to be dealt with, said our panelists during a recent webinar.
One of the most important tools CIOs have at their disposal? The ability to point to metrics – or real-life patient stories – to communicate the ‘why’ and demonstrate their team’s value, said Jason Wood.
Patient-focused care is no longer just a platitude; it’s a platform that will ensure long-term viability for providers who can successfully implement primary care models, says Mike Davis, who examines the growing digital technology market.