Although technology has made huge strides since data sharing initiatives were first launched, unanswered questions still remain – particularly around people and processes, said our panelists during a recent webinar.
For rural health organizations, cost optimization “is always top of mind,” says CIO Darrell Bodnar. In this podcast, he talks about how becoming a three-hospital system has dramatically improved contract negotiations, and the “passion” that helps him stay rooted in the community.
The difference between a vendor and a partnership is actually quite simple, according to Tom Barnett. A vendor will try to sell a product – regardless of whether is the right fit, whereas a partner wants to find the right fit, even if it’s not their product.
Having the right infrastructure in place is certainly critical in being able to leverage cloud technologies, but it’s not the only key building block, according to CIOs Aaron Miri and Zafar Chaudry, who talked about the importance of trust.
For CMIOs, managing change requests can be one of the most difficult aspects of the job, according to Bill Manard and David Allard. But for those who are able to master the art of diffusing tension, it can make big strides toward improving usability.