Innovating with intent and focusing first on user experience are two of the key components in creating and sustaining a solid digital strategy, according to Michael Saad, CIO at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. In this piece, he shares his experience.
What does Oracle’s acquisition of Cerner mean for the two vendors – and more importantly, for their customers? Michael Saad, CIO at University of Tennessee Medical Center, shares his thoughts.
As workforce models continue to evolve, leaders need to “adjust their tactics and communication preferences to ensure teams remain engaged and have the tools they need to be successful,” said Michael Saad, CIO at University of Tennessee Medical Center.
As tech leaders, we have a responsibility to attract the best talent to our teams – including women, says Michael Saad, CIO at University of Tennessee Medical Center. In this blog, he talks about the hurdles women face in technology, and how leaders can break them down.
If communication platforms are not easy to use, able to integrate into existing workflows, and accessible to all staff, they won’t be successfully adopted, “which can lead to even more issues,” says Michael Saad, CIO at University of Tennessee Medical Center.
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that telemedicine is a viable – and sometimes even a preferred – option for providing patient care. Its continued success, however, is going to require some work, says CIO Michael Saad.
Although Covid-19 has placed a significant strain on healthcare organizations, it has also presented an opportunity to transform care delivery by leveraging tools like AI, said CIO Michael Saad in a podcast interview.
As decisions are made to improve patient care or ensure provider safety, the availability of data – specifically, quality data that has been extracted and refined – is the key difference maker, says Michael Saad, CIO at University of Tennessee Medical Center.
As skillsets such as security and cloud expertise become more valuable across all industries – and top talent becomes more difficult to attract and retain – the need increases for healthcare organizations to “get out of the bubble,” says CIO Michael Saad.
Having an establishing set of core values not only helps ensure all team members are working toward a common goal; it also aids in creating “a culture of accountability,” says CIO Michael Saad.