The old adage that two heads are better than one has never been more applicable than now, says Dr. John Halamka, who talks about the groundbreaking work being done by the Covid-19 Coalition to guide providers and policymakers during the pandemic.
In the behavioral health space, where the no-show rate for visitors has long been a challenge, telemedicine offers a level of convenience that could be a game-changer, says CIO Kevin Wiese. “Time will tell as we look at the data.”
During an EHR migration, the CIO’s most critical objective is to “involve the right people and get the right input,” says Kevin Wiese, CIO at BestSelf Behavioral Health, particularly when it comes to decisions on build and workflow.
As researchers pour through Covid-19 data, trends are beginning to surface that may provide answers – particularly when it comes to patient messaging. However, there are still plenty of questions, according to CT Lin, MD, CMIO at UCHealth.
With healthcare organizations coming off a period of enormous growth, particularly in terms of digital health, the timing is perfect for clinical and IT departments to sit down and figure out how to partner more effectively, says CMIO Brett Oliver.