“Nurses and doctors didn’t go to school to become data entry technicians; and yet, a lot times, that’s what we feel like we’re doing,” said Gregg Nicandri, MD. In this interview, he talks about how URMC is leveraging technology to offload some of the burden, and shares his thoughts on the evolving CMIO role and what it takes to successfully drive change.
Addressing health inequities is going to require systemic changes in national policies. In the meantime, however, “there are measures that clinicians and technologists can implement that will have an impact,” according to John Halamka, MD, who discusses how Mayo Clinic is working to create AI platforms and algorithms to change outcomes.
By laying a solid data foundation and leveraging tools like virtual triage, healthcare organizations can take significant steps toward providing equitable care, according to Renee Broadbent. In this piece, she talks about the progress SoNE Health has made, and what still needs to happen.
The key to impressing Kent Sona, VP and CIO at Methodist Health System? Take ownership of a problem, even if it doesn’t fall under your purview. “Own and run with it,” he said during a recent interview. Sona also talked about forming strong vendor partnerships, addressing social determinants, and understanding the why.
“AI is going to provide care pathways, care navigation, and triage to an environment that has fewer practicing clinicians,” said Dr. John Halamka in a recent webinar. But the algorithms can be flawed, and CIOs need to do proper diligence.