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.