For the last two years I've been presenting a six-week online seminar exploring health information technologies for the American College of Healthcare Executives. This followed an invitation from them to write a column on technology for the 2007 issues of Journal of Healthcare Management and their willingness to publish my book on social media in 2010.
My journey into health information technology began in 2004 and at one time a blogger buddy referred to me as the "RHIO queen." Given my passion for hospital leadership and administration I still think it is funny that I developed expertise in this area and a title. However, back in 2004 I could see the importance of healthcare leaders understanding technology applications and was a bit frustrated that some of my peers weren't willing to learn.
I worked hard to catch up and keep up with my own learning, knocked on a few doors and maintained some patience. Today, I'm so pleased to see that healthcare leaders have taken a much more active role in developing their own understanding of the technologies and the importance of implementing the right tool for the right purpose and right auidence. More and more, they also recognize the importance of having a clear strategy and clean workflows before any applying technology tools.
Healthcare leaders play a crucial role and their decisions can instantly impact the spark of innovation and success of an implementation. That is why it is so important that they develop at least a baseline understanding of the technologies, risks and rewards.
Today we start the second six week seminar of 2012 and I look forward to working with a new group of healthcare leaders to envision innovative applications in their organizations for the benefit of our patients!
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