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.
When disaster strikes, certain projects are going to be put on the backburner. But the initiatives that will help organizations achieve their ultimate vision must stay on track, says Geisinger CIO John Kravitz, who talks about his team’s extraordinary efforts.
For UConn Health, the opportunity to leverage its interface with Jackson Laboratories – and its partnership with Epic – to help lead the initiative to deploy statewide Covid-19 testing was too good to pass up, says interim CIO Chuck Podesta in this podcast interview.
The more connected IT and digital are within an organization, the more effectively leaders can look at the technology space strategically – rather than in silos, says Shally Pannikode of WellStar Health System.
With products in varying stages of development, the acute care EMR space is one of the most interesting in healthcare, according to a KLAS report which seeks to answer key questions and dispel misconceptions.
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.
Perhaps the most important advantage of having already been through an Epic implementation? You’ve already learned “what the cycles and trends are,” and know how to navigate them, says CIO Debbie Cancilla.
Early data show that the CommonWell-Carequality connection has the potential to help facilitate data flow. But for that to happen, says Jon Christensen, we’re going to need some storms.
After years of false starts and unfulfilled promises, are we finally turning the corner when it comes to interoperability? KLAS’ Coray Tate reflects on the development that might be a game-changer.
For J.D. Whitlock, serving as liaison between corporate leadership and regional IT staffs to resolve issues was the best possible preparation for the role of CIO.