Great question, Kathleen. EHRs will help in terms of information accessibility and efficiency. But there are many caveats. I went through the medical mill this summer and was horrified at how lackadaisacally my records or more specifically tests results - slides and image disks - were handled. Or mishandled. One disk was mailed to a complete stranger in an unmarked enveloped who had the wherewithal to track me down. Another sample completely vanished.
My take is patients should have the option to manage their own records because the medical infrastructure is so swamped, it cannot accurately, efficiently and legally handle records (my privacy was violated several times). That extends to x-ray and MRI disks, film, slides, reports etc. which were more the problem than my basic info records. And something has to be done about the layer below the docs who handle this material - one admin kept referring to the patients who recieved the disk in error as "Mr. and Mrs. Dodge."
This scared me to death and shook my confidence to the core. And it rattled the other patients with whom we swapped notes.
I believe in EHRs, but they are only as good as the integrity of the data, reports and images they contain.
Here's a quick summary of the trends, insights and developments impacting Enterprise CIO Froum members during the Summer of 2012. Includes a profile of a recent CIO Transformational Award winner who uses technology to "Make it Matter". Specifically, DISH Networks CIO, Mike McClaskey. Learn how an English major with a strong generalist background, became a transformative CIO. Also look closer at "CIO 20/20" including what that means for a changing organization. Also, discover from cost savings and ROI insights from Nemertes analyst, John Burke, as well as HP experts E.G.
I think you hit the nail on the head with the following: "Our speaker’s conclusion was that IT finance needs to move from being financial accounting—bean counters—to CFOs of IT. In this new role, IT finance needs to be involved in creating concrete business recommendations."
Good point....."seeing" your workers has some real benefits. You might find this video I did on two CIOs who believe in insourcing interesting (GM's and former Canadian Pacific CIO Heather Campbell)....
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Take a look at about any office and there’s no question that that the number of mobile devices and cloud services used by employees have multiplied in recent years. The rapid expansion in the use of mobile devices is both a productivity boon and a complexity challenge --- especially when some products or services don’t work well with others.