Whether they work at small rural hospitals or sprawling, multi-state health systems, staffers at the 21 winning Healthcare IT News’ 2015 Best Hospital IT Departments are very busy folks.
They were busy in 2015, and they’ll be busy in 2016 as the demands of delivering better technology-enabled care — all under the watchful eye of an increasingly demanding federal government, wanting bigger bang for its reimbursement bucks — continue to evolve.
We polled the chief information officers of the winning IT departments and asked them about the projects they’ll be pursuing in 2016 as well as their predictions for healthcare or health IT in the coming year.
Here’s what some of them have to say.
Kumar Chatani, CIO: Mount Sinai Health System (New York)
The first order of business for 2016 is “ensuring that all of our IT systems can support our providers as they comply with New York State’s new regulations requiring electronic prescribing of controlled substances,” said Chatani. Beyond that, he offers a substantial to-do list for the 3,500-bed health system.