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7 Steps to Maintaining the Health of Your IT System

Posted by Clinical Transformation Team on July 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Because of the mandates of Meaningful Use and the Advancing Care Information (ACI) component of MACRA, EHR adoption has become near universal. Hospitals and physicians have become reliant on their systems to understand their patients and deliver proper care. Because your healthcare IT system has become so ingrained in your daily workflows, maintaining your systems is more critical than ever.

Here are seven things you should be doing to make sure your system is always up and running.

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Topics: healthcare IT, healthcare IT planning

Healthcare Leaders blog series: Advice for the Modern IT Leader, John Halamka, MD, CIO

Posted by John Halamka on June 5, 2015 at 10:45 AM

Hayes is pleased to introduce our Healthcare Leaders blog series. In this series, we ask some of healthcares most prominent leaders to comment on the current state of healthcare as well as discuss what they think the future holds. Our first Healthcare Leader blog is authored by John Halamka, MD, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and co-chair of the national Healthcare IT Standards Committee.

Advice for the Modern IT Leader

By John Halamka, MD, CIO Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Recently I gave a keynote address about the characteristics of the modern IT leader - call it my top 10 list of behaviors and tactics.    As a pre-amble, I offered an environmental scan of the regulatory and business challenges we’re likely to face over the next five years.

All IT leaders have weathered the impact of the Meaningful Use program, ICD-10 implementation, HIPAA Omnibus Rule and Affordable Care Act.   Over the past few weeks, the Sustainable Growth Rate fix, the 21st Century Cures Act, and the Burgess Bill have added even more complexity to IT tactical planning.   Here’s my advice.

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Topics: healthcare IT planning, ICD-10, meaningful use, thought leadership, IT strategy, healthcare leaders, advice, Hayes Thought Leadership Blog Series

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