With data playing an increasingly large role in driving decision-making, particularly through dashboards and toolkits, it has become critical for healthcare organizations to ensure a high level of quality, said our panelists during a recent webinar.
When you’re using a system like Meditech that has a unique architecture, an unanticipated service interruption can be downright catastrophic, said CIOs Rich Temple and Brian Davis, who discussed their recovery strategies.
Being able to communicate clearly and manage expectations is absolutely critical, says CIO Nicholas Szymanski. “For a team to be successful, they need to understand what the mission is and why we’re doing it.”
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.
The key to driving change when you’re the new CIO? Knowing when to push and when to pull back, says Bill Bishop, who discusses the importance of remaining transparent and maintaining strong vendor relationships.
“With any implementation there are going to be problems,” says CIO Bill Bishop. What’s important is that leaders are willing to learn from them and make adjustments going forward.
For a CIO, the ultimate goal is to incorporate technology in a way that enables clinicians to spend more – not less – time with patients, says Tom Stafford, who talks about the work his team is doing.
Of the many challenges that emerge when two large organizations join together, perhaps the toughest is incorporating governance structures and getting everyone on the same page, says Michael Marino.
Although cybersecurity and patient engagement are certainly high on the list, Trivergent Health’s top priority in 2017 is to stay true to the mission of deploying technologies that help caregivers, says CIO David Quirke.
The key to getting projects approved is in being able to consistently meet stakeholder expectations and demonstrate their value to the organization, says CIO Cindy Peterson.