One of the biggest mistakes organizations can make? Focusing too much on the day to day, and not enough on strategic planning, says CIO Danny White. In this interview, he talks about what he has done to establish a “real vision” at Good Samaritan.
CIOs receive numerous requests for implementing advanced analytics solutions by different internal service lines excited by the news from other organizations. A parallel push comes from vendor companies interested in selling solutions to them. These offerings, in many cases, have competing interests for predicting similar measures, and they all claim to have developed best-of-breed solutions with a very high accuracy. History shows that many of these engagements are limited to pilot projects with corresponding limited impact to what goes on at the bedside. This webinar will provide a high-level framework for establishing an ecosystem to nurture these initiatives. The presentation will go beyond algorithms and technologies to discuss both technical and organizational requirements and provide a blueprint of how they can be executed.
Sometimes the most effective way to help develop staff is to take them away from the day to day, says CIO Mathew Gaug, who talks about why he’s a firm believer in cross-training and rounding.
There is no doubt security is top of mind with just about every healthcare IT executive. But according to Ryan Witt, managing director of healthcare with Proofpoint, many of those executives are making their security investments in the wrong places. That’s because while focusing on the network is still the defense of choice, cybercriminals have changed tactics, and are now actively leveraging social media and other public information to profile and target select individuals at health systems. The good news is that their favorite targets have been identified by the good guys and can thus be better protected. In this interview, Witt discusses the new reality of healthcare IT security and how professionals can best respond.
Enjoy this audio version of our recent HIT Policy Update Webinar with Dr. John Halamka, newly appointed president of the Mayo Clinic Platform.