Healthcare IT Responds to Battle Pandemic

Adoption skyrocketed as hospitals, health systems and facility managers increasingly relied on digital health technologies

January 5, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic changed nearly everything for healthcare facilities in 2020, but nothing might have seen a greater impact than IT. Healthcare IT adoption skyrocketed as hospitals, health systems and patients increasingly relied on digital health technologies for care delivery during the pandemic. Managers responsible for facilities and security also felt the impact of the IT transformation.

Consider the evolving role of the CIO and IT teams. Health systems relied on technology to swiftly move to virtual care, remote work and more coordinated communication and data management during the pandemic, according to Becker’s Health IT. Cybersecurity was also a new priority as ransomware attackers hit hospitals and health systems. As a result, the CIO's expertise was in high demand in 2020, and that trend likely will continue.

Organizations will continue accelerated digital transformation next year, and the CIO's role will evolve to look more like that of a COO, overseeing the organization's strategy and risk management. IT teams also are evolving to include more people with clinical backgrounds, data scientists and senior security professionals.

Click here to read the article.




See the latest posts on our homepage Share

Topic Area: Information Technology


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Tackling Infection in Senior Living Communities


Sodexo program implements enhanced cleaning protocols that fight the spread of infection to protect residents, staff and their families.

9/29/2022

The Role of Paper Towel Dispensers in Cutting Costs


As organizations search cost savings, more are taking a closer look at paper towel dispensers.

9/29/2022

Live Give Play and Spiritos Properties Plan New Luxury Senior Facility


The five-story facility is expected to open in late 2024.

9/29/2022

Legionella Prevention in Cooling Tower Systems


With the support of a team of experts, managers can effectively prevent, detect and respond to positive Legionella tests.

9/28/2022

States Strengthen Assisted Living Regulations


Over 90 percent of assisted living facilities require a consumer disclosure agreement.

9/28/2022






FREE
NEWSLETTER

News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.



You Might Like