As health systems continue to gather large amounts of data, the challenge becomes finding a standardized way to refine data into valuable information, said our panelists during a recent panel discussion. “We need to get to the point where people are using the insights we’re providing to manage their business or operations.”
The Interoperability Rule, which was created to help consumers access their data in a way that’s both convenient and actionable, is “great from a patient perspective,” said our panelists during a recent webinar. For leaders, however, it opens up an enormous can of worms.
One component that can’t be underestimated when in migrating to the cloud is the change management piece, according to John Kravitz, Tony Ambrozie, and John Squeo, who shared their experiences during a panel discussion. “The entire change enablement is just a huge portion of this.”
Although our interviews ran the gamut in 2021, covering everything from cybersecurity best practices to data-driven decision making, one theme stood out most: moving forward.
As CIOs strive to rethink business and service models to keep pace with increasing competition, two challenges weigh heavily on their minds: recruiting and retaining top talent, and safeguarding data, according to CIO interviews conducted by WittKieffer.
One of the biggest challenges in driving digital transformation is that in many cases, the experience isn’t fluid, says Tony Ambrozie in this podcast. “We’re trying to mesh different systems and different products together in a way that we wouldn’t do elsewhere.”
One of the most important components in building a solid digital transformation strategy is to ditch the idea of ‘perfect,’ and instead adopt an agile model that can incorporate change, says Tony Ambrozie, Chief Digital and Information Officer at Baptist Health.
For health IT leaders, 2020 proved to be the ultimate litmus test. What matters, however, isn’t whether organizations passed, but how they reacted, and how they plan to improve going forward, said our panelists.