For clinical and IT leaders, the most important goal is to “act as a strategic partner” when approached with an opportunity, and identify the right technology that can be a force multiplier, said David Kaelber, MD, CMIO at MetroHealth.
“The EHR is like the nervous system of the healthcare system,” said David Kaelber, MD, CMIO at MetroHealth System, during a recent interview. “With everything that our board or CEO wants us to do better, there’s a role for my team in doing that.”
The key to a strong relationship with your vendor is actually quite simple, according to CIO Don Reichert: both parties must be open and transparent, and all egos must be checked at the door.
Population health isn’t just about exchanging data electronically, says CIO Don Reichert. It’s about leveraging analytics to make better decisions that ultimately keep patients out of the hospital.
Don Reichert talks about the multi-year journey from a best-of-breed approach to a core vendor strategy, how his organization is working to ensure talent is being properly leveraged, and what it’s like being a safety-net hospital.