“We had to turn on dime, and we did.” Nearly four years after the start of Covid, a group of veteran CIOs gathered at the NJ/DVHIMSS Fall Conference to share insights on how they managed the challenges stemming from the pandemic, how they’re embracing AI and other tools, and how leadership roles have evolved.
The more freely patient data flows outside of the traditional confines, the more opportunities for electronic protected health information to leak out, said CIO Rich Temple, who spoke on a panel with James Case and David Ting. “We have to make sure we stay on top of that.”
When we asked a handful of influential leaders – including Craig Richardville, Liz Johnson, and Kate Pierce – how CHIME has impacted their careers, the answers varied, but one central theme kept coming to the surface: collaboration.
One of the keys to securing biomedical devices – an area that hasn’t received near enough attention – is educating and empowering those on the frontline, said our panelists during a recent discussion. “We need to engage nurses on the ground.”
As virtual care becomes a common practice, and user expectations grow to include a “seamless and frictionless experience,” health IT leaders need to ensure telehealth platforms are integrated with core clinical platforms, according to our panelists.