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.
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.
For rural healthcare leaders, having to wear multiple hats is one of the biggest challenges. It’s also, however, one of the key benefits when it comes to professional development, says Kate Pierce.
Rural health facilities don’t have the same resources that large IDNs do to invest in cybersecurity, but it’s no longer an excuse, says Kate Pierce. In this interview, she talks about the creative ways in which her team is working to safeguard data.
For organizations that are migrating to a single platform, implementation isn’t the ultimate goal; in fact, it’s more of a baseline, says Kate Pierce, who talks about the major changes happening at North Country Hospital.