When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, healthcare organizations were granted an opportunity to test the viability of telehealth on a large scale. And while so far it has been a success, what happens next is most important, says Liz Johnson.
Although telehealth usage has significantly increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, little is known about its impact on patient care, according to Liz Johnson. In this interview, she talks about how CHIME is working to change that – and making a case for more flexibility.
Having cloud capabilities has played a critical role as organizations quickly ramp up telemedicine services and communicate more effectively with patients. But without a solid infrastructure and strong leadership, it’s just smoke, according to our panelists.
From testing backup and disaster recovery plans to ensuring the right pieces are in place to facilitate telehealth, there are several steps healthcare IT leaders can take to overcome the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the CIO role continues to evolve, so are the expectations from the CEO, says John Kravitz. In this interview, he talks about his goals as CHIME Board Chair, the pillars of success for healthcare IT leaders, and the work being done to combat opioid abuse.