There’s bound to be some variance between instances of the same EHR system at different organizations, says Mike Davis. But if the workflows are dramatically different, it means clinician input isn’t being incorporated nearly enough.
Trying to secure resources for cybersecurity initiatives can be an uphill battle – particularly when pitted against more profitable investments – but there are strategies that can help provide an edge, says Kathryn Marchesini.
The “digital dust” consumers leave behind — such as mobile purchasing habits and step counts — can give providers a much clearer picture of the patient than simply asking questions, says Dr. Joe Kvedar. The problem, once again, is the privacy issue.
Ensuring that patients receive the best possible care often means looking beyond their initial presentation, says Dr. Marc Harrison, who talks about how caregivers are doing that at Intermountain Healthcare.
Now more than ever, the CIO needs to be someone who can "help the rest of the organization understand the limits and the reality of technology," says Gary Light, and bridge the gap between what we want and what we need.
It isn’t a single “silver bullet” that’s going to help reduce the number of opioid-related deaths, but rather, a combination of IT tools that can identify prescribing patterns and education on alternative therapies, says Geisinger CIO John Kravitz.
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