2020 may be referred to as the year of transition as it was a remarkable year from many different aspects. The impact of the pandemic strained the healthcare industry like no other time in recent history. Still, it has also allowed the industry to exercise agility, overcome challenges while remaining focused on patient care. Take as one example the speed at which organizations rolled out or expanded telehealth programs.
In our work with the CereCore CIO Cohort and EHR clients of all sizes, we have seen the impact of the economic downturn, new retail giants entering the healthcare market, and health system leadership’s resilience in accelerating digital and operational transformation. If we can sum up the health system CIO focus moving forward, it would be that we are entering an age of dramatic transformation. Here, we discuss these focus areas from our unique perspective collaborating with health system CIOs across the country.
As other industries have faced digital disruption and rapid transformation, healthcare now faces its turn. Ultimately, this will result in lower costs and improved outcomes. But it will be a bumpy ride for health IT leaders, so fasten your seatbelts.