If communication platforms are not easy to use, able to integrate into existing workflows, and accessible to all staff, they won’t be successfully adopted, “which can lead to even more issues,” says Michael Saad, CIO at University of Tennessee Medical Center.
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that telemedicine is a viable – and sometimes even a preferred – option for providing patient care. Its continued success, however, is going to require some work, says CIO Michael Saad.
Although Covid-19 has placed a significant strain on healthcare organizations, it has also presented an opportunity to transform care delivery by leveraging tools like AI, said CIO Michael Saad in a podcast interview.
As decisions are made to improve patient care or ensure provider safety, the availability of data – specifically, quality data that has been extracted and refined – is the key difference maker, says Michael Saad, CIO at University of Tennessee Medical Center.
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.