Unlike long-term strategies, a short-term plan enables organizations to pivot quickly “because you don’t have that foothold in place that’s keeping you from turning,” says Craig Richardville, who talks about the importance of agility in today’s environment.
As organizations start to emerge from Covid-19 and look toward the future, foundational technology and operational excellence will rise to the top of the CIO’s priority list. But data security remains king, says David Chou.
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.
As healthcare IT leaders are forced to reprioritize, initiatives focused on virtual care and improving core infrastructure are moving to the top of the list, while innovation is taking a backseat, according to CIO David Chou.
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.