For UConn Health, the opportunity to leverage its interface with Jackson Laboratories – and its partnership with Epic – to help lead the initiative to deploy statewide Covid-19 testing was too good to pass up, says interim CIO Chuck Podesta in this podcast interview.
Dr. John Halamka, CEO of the Mayo Clinic Platform, will provide the latest information on the government’s policy-related Covid-19 measures, as well as other important updates.
Unlike long-term strategies, a short-term plan enables organizations to pivot quickly “because you don’t have that foothold in place that’s keeping you from turning,” says Craig Richardville, who talks about the importance of agility in today’s environment.
As the tide of Covid-19 cases wanes, healthcare IT executives can now “pick up where they left off,” essentially dusting off and getting back to the list of projects they were working on before the world changed. This approach, of course, comes with a myriad of challenges, including those around budgeting, staffing and using outside help to get the jobs done. But it’s even more complicated than that. Should health systems even want to pick up where they left off? Are projects that were prioritized pre-Covid still valid, and are funding and approval processes being revisited? In this timely webinar, we’ll hear from leaders who’ve been grappling with these questions to learn how they are leading their IT departments into the new normal.
During an EHR migration, the CIO’s most critical objective is to “involve the right people and get the right input,” says Kevin Wiese, CIO at BestSelf Behavioral Health, particularly when it comes to decisions on build and workflow.