Technology

2021 – A renewed focus on clinical systems

In 2020, the year of COVID-19, health system IT departments were in reactive mode – dealing with and reacting to data requests, staffing challenges, and capacity strain, while supporting the pandemic response.  In the coming months, we will see a completely different world, with vaccination roll-out, a new federal administration[…]

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Digital Health – Language and Comprehension

Digital Health transformation has been underway for some time now.  It’s changing health and care processes, dramatically improving the availability of data, information, and knowledge.  There is, however, a barrier that exists between many caregivers and their patients – language – the fundamental requirement for effective communication.  Effective communication ensures[…]

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Digital Health – The Role of Empathy and Understanding

As digital health expands its presence in our lives, healthcare and IT professionals should be simultaneously enthusiastic and cautious.  Advances in healthcare IT have been astonishing.  During the pandemic, those remarkable advances allowed healthcare providers to respond quickly in ways we could not have done just a few years ago. […]

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Using Sound Processes to Address Top Cyber Risks

Cybersecurity is a broad and complex concept.  It involves wide-ranging and growing risks that impact all businesses.  Similarly, the list of measures that must be taken to mitigate, or at least reduce, these risks is growing in size and complexity. Like any other unwieldy topic, practitioners have broken the broad[…]

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Advancing your Healthcare IT Career – Leading in the Time of COVID-19…and Beyond

Last September I wrote a blog post about advancing your healthcare IT career that focused on three ingredients for success: understanding the business, understanding technology and understanding yourself.  Life certainly changed dramatically since I wrote those words last September.  Still, those three areas have relevance, regardless of the impact of[…]

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Creating a Story of Value About Your EHR

A message from StarBridge Advisors: As we have learned from disruptive and unanticipated disasters of the past, the initial reactions are often shock, fear of uncertainty, concern over the loss of control, and a strong desire to get back to “normal.” The reactions to COVID-19 are all of these and[…]

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Becoming a Digital Health System

In a previous blog, I defined the digital health system that I believe delivery systems will need to implement in the next three years in order to function, thrive, and fulfill their mission.  Here are some of the attitudes and activities you’ll need to get there. Change your strategic planning[…]

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