When IT and clinical leaders find themselves in a difficult situation and none of the usual tricks has worked, the best thing to do is nothing – at least, until you’ve had time to think, says Craig Joseph, interim CMIO at El Camino Hospital.
Believe it or not, mobile apps and EHR modules “are not the solution to all problems we face in healthcare,” says Craig Joseph, interim CMIO at El Camino Hospital, who makes a case for training, standardization, and communication.
As healthcare organizations face mounting pressures, it’s not enough to merely pledge to do better. Leaders need to do walk the walk, whether it means improving processes, creating efficiencies, or focusing more on professional development.
Unlike in years past, the topic that seemed to resonate most with CIOs and other healthcare IT leaders didn’t involve technology or budgets, but rather, those who use it to provide care, says Kate Gamble.
Whether it was increasing optimization after a major implementation, driving toward digital health, or uncovering inefficiencies, healthcare IT leaders had some big goals – and big successes – in 2019.