Over the last few months, healthcare IT teams have faced increasing pressure, and are in need of strong leadership. We’ve heard the following pleas and calls to action from executives in the healthcare industry:
From facilitating remote work: “As an IT leader, you face an overwhelming responsibility to activate and maintain the infrastructure for the diagnostic service lines needed to effectively collaborate across various functions remotely.”
To ensuring continuity of care: “Every cancer patient deserves the best possible care, even during the most unsettling of times. Optimizing the continuity of cancer treatment plans is now more reliant than ever on informatics.”
To supporting efficient workflows: “As part of determining this ‘new normal,’ informatics will be a key tool in evolving organizational protocols and workflows, and ensuring that care teams are working together seamlessly.”
To advancing interoperability: “As soon as COVID-19 spread around the world, the interoperability mindset changed. No longer is interoperability viewed as a ‘nice to have;’ it’s now a ‘must have’ for the future of patient management and care.”
This, along with a plethora of other pressures, is a lot to handle for any CIO. While it’s easy to get swept up in the technological aspects of these challenges, we cannot lose sight of those at the heart of all we do – our staff and our patients. While you navigate this complex landscape in the road to recovery and improved ways of working, Philips can be a trusted partner to help define your Informatics strategy, with the needs of radiologists, cardiologists, pathologists and others, supporting the patients they serve at its core.