Do the benefits of having an integrated system outweigh the “fine-tuned functionality” and value of pediatric-specific EHRs? It’s a question leaders must be willing to ask – and answer, says Alex McIntosh of KLAS.
Even within the same organization, different facilities have different needs when it comes to go-live support, says Pamela McNutt, and leaders must have their finger on the pulse and be ready to react.
The most common mistake health IT leaders make when it comes to managing vendor relationships? Playing the blame game, says CIO Linda Stevenson, who believes a positive approach and a willingness to share responsibility are critical.
The market for practice management tools may be filled with legacy products, but it doesn’t mean vendors can’t evolve their strategies, says Aaron Gleave, who shares findings from a recent KLAS report.
The fact that most EHR vendors are connected to Carequality and/or CommonWell is certainly a step in the right direction, but if the data can’t easily be consumed and incorporated into workflows, it simply isn’t a far enough step, says Coray Tate.