D'Arcy Gue

How Are CIOs Keeping Up With Health Care Technology Demands?

July 1, 2014

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We all realize that health care is experiencing a huge shift. The movement to Meaningful Use / MIPS and interoperability is imposing serious operational changes in hospitals. CIOs are challenged to provide more collaborative and connected, patient-focused care. At the center of this is technology. 

Forbes listed health care tech as the industry to watch in 2014, and for good reason — with the amount of work the industry has to do to satisfy compliance requirements and meet the demands of a model that is truly patient-centered, there is ample opportunity for technology companies. The author states, “The implementation of Obamacare, is just one of several macro trends in the space that could well create “the perfect storm” for entrepreneurship, positioning healthcare tech as a very interesting industry to watch in 2014.”

keeping up with technologyIt is imperative that CIOs and their staff remain ahead of technology, but that becomes difficult when new and upgraded tools and systems are released on a weekly basis. Leaders of technology departments must be proactive, not reactive in order to succeed and meet the demands of interoperability, analytics, and population health management.

But, how? How can CIOs stay ahead of the technology curve, predict the tools they need in order to satisfy user and patient needs and do it all, while staying within highly restricted budgets?

That’s the question we’ll be working to answer over the next few weeks. Sourcing recommendations from the field, we’ll examine the best resources, events, and habits of health IT leaders.

To start, we’ll ask you, our reader, the question — How do you keep up with health care IT technology?

Provide your answer in the comments section, below.

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