I Blogged on Wednesday about Corporate Walls ... and used healthcare CIOs and their relationship to patient safety as whipping boys. Got this great comment from one industry CIO that I decided to move up from the Comments section:
"As a CIO, I totally agree that we are just as responsible for patient safety as any doctor. I asked my IS staff [4 years ago], 'What do you do?' They answered, 'We're IS people.' I responded, 'No, you are healthcare professionals who use IS technology to deliver healthcare.' That was a turning point for the department. Genesys [Genesys RMC/MI] docs are able to access Medical Charts electronically via the Internet. They often do virtual rounding on patients from their offices and homes. They can use a wireless Palm to access lab results, consults, etc. We have a long way to go, but thanks to the IS healthcare professionals our docs have anytime-anyplace access to patient information. But, there is so much more to do."—Dave Holland
Nice! Thanks for sharing, Dave.
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