The good news? Healthcare organizations are finding success when it comes to interoperability. The not-so-good news? That success often comes in sharing data within their own system, rather than with outsiders, according to research from the Center for Connected Medicine.
The organizations who leaders realize that technology is only part of the equation – a small part, in fact – are the ones who will most successfully leverage it, says Kate Gamble, who shares lessons learned from the recent NYC HIMSS event.
The moment everything changed? When the industry started to reap the benefits of years of hard work and shift its strategic thinking to optimization, says Carla Smith.
What started as an informal get-together has evolved into year-round community that aims to empower and advance women in health IT. And it starts by making sure women understand their worth, says HIMSS EVP Carla Smith.
As mergers become increasingly common, “the CIO is being thrust into a coordinating role,” says HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf, which makes it all the more critical to formulate strong partnerships.