For rural health organizations, cost optimization “is always top of mind,” says CIO Darrell Bodnar. In this podcast, he talks about how becoming a three-hospital system has dramatically improved contract negotiations, and the “passion” that helps him stay rooted in the community.
In this podcast interview, CIO Darrell Bodnar talks about the biggest threats facing rural health organizations, how migrating to a single platform helped his team manage the challenges of Covid, and how North Country Healthcare was formed.
Perhaps the toughest part of a merger is getting separate organizations to act as one. But it can be done if leadership follows a few simple tenets – starting with communication, says Scott Vachon.