With the healthcare environment changing so rapidly, organizations face added pressure to be “more creative and come up with different ways to accomplish the same goal,” says Taylor Davis, who believes the industry is having a watershed moment.
Despite the dramatic rise in virtual visits during the height of the Covid-19, the market for telehealth solutions is still immature and carries a high risk. However, vendors have an opportunity to improve their offerings, according to KLAS.
As hospitals became inundated with patients during the early stages of Covid, the majority of vendors showed they were willing to put people before providers, and provided much-needed support, according to a recent KLAS report.
As IT organizations take on a more strategic role, forming mutually beneficial partnerships with vendors will become increasingly critical, says Ryan Smith, CIO at Intermountain Healthcare.
Although Covid-19 has placed a significant strain on healthcare organizations, it has also presented an opportunity to transform care delivery by leveraging tools like AI, said CIO Michael Saad in a podcast interview.