Deadlines have a way of sneaking up on everyone, and the healthcare industry is finding itself only weeks away from the Nov. 2 start date for when federal rules governing information blocking go into effect. With trying to manage patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic, any oversight might be understandable – but absent any last-minute reprieve, provider organizations will be responsible for compliance, says Chelsea Wyatt, a principal in the informatics and technology practice of The Chartis Group, an advisory firm specializing in healthcare. Attaining compliance will be difficult and potentially costly for many organizations, but improving patients’ ability to access their health information could become a competitive advantage for those organizations that see this initiative as a strategic opportunity, she believes. Research is indicating that patients highly value access to their data in order to manage their care, and will favor organizations that give them easy access to their records. In this episode of healthsystemCIO’s Partner Perspective Series, Wyatt talks with Editor-In-Chief Anthony Guerra about these compliance challenges.
For a number of reasons, most CISOs agree that biomedical devices represent one of the most vulnerable points in their security landscape. Some of those reasons include the fact that manufacturers may not always embed the best security controls, patching of older devices may void warranties, and even getting a solid inventory of what’s on the network (and where it is in the hospital) can be daunting. In this webinar, we’ll hear from leaders who have grappled with the medical device security monster to hear their best practices and lessons learned.
One of the positives of having an integrated EHR platform? Rather than pushing back an implementation because of the pandemic, NewYork-Presbyterian was able to move theirs up, said CIO Daniel Barchi in a recent interview.
True leadership isn’t about giving orders, but empowering those you lead to make decisions, be accountable, drive initiatives, and provide feedback, says Mike Hart, VP of IT with Children’s Arkansas.
As care continues to extend from hospital to home and beyond – to include more locations, virtual touchpoints, vendors and cloud-based solutions – interoperability becomes essential to make information securely accessible to patients and providers. CIOs must be innovative in moving from a fragmented to a federated approach, supported by standardized data discovery and distribution technologies so that new applications are able to find – and retrieve – the data they need in predictable formats. This webinar will focus on how CIOs can best develop an interoperable, virtual care ecosystem platform strategy.