To say that IT departments have stepped up during the Covid-19 pandemic is quite the understatement, according to Lisa Stump and Chuck Christian, who discussed the tireless efforts of their teams in supporting care delivery during a recent webinar.
When a pandemic hits, it’s not just the IT strategy that goes out the window, but the list of responsibilities tied to each role, says CIO Michael Mistretta, who talks about how Virginia Health Center responded to Covid-19.
What can leaders do when part of the health system is in ground zero for an pandemic, and other areas behind the curve? Learn and implement changes locally, while acting globally, says B.J. Moore, who talks about how his team at PSJH has responded to Covid-19.
The Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t just transformed the way care is delivered – it has also dramatically changed the way people work, says Franciscan Health CTO Chuck Christian, who believes “we may never go back to the way things were.”
As healthcare organizations were forced to scale up telehealth and remote work capabilities at unprecedented levels in response to Covid-19, two distinguishing factors have emerged: a solid infrastructure and a capable IT team, according to our panelists.