Kidding. Not kidding.
Further thoughts about Becker’s Hospital review for interviewing me and talking about my role as CMIO. I have enjoyed their series on CMIO’s, and our collective vision:
- Clinicians, in the care of patients in an increasingly complex world
- Technologists, who whisper to the Ghost in the Machine
- Leaders, who learn (some via the school of Hard Knocks) how to establish a vision, drum up consensus, listen to the cacophany of feedback, hold true to important principles, compromise when needed, and slowly, slowly drag your organization toward a more perfect future. For me, this includes:
- Creating a “Sprint optimization team” to health system leadership and getting it funded long term
- Creating “APSO notes“, convincing a dubious physician audience and implementing it as the default progress note in our EHR
- Creating Open Results (sharing test results with patients) over 15 years ago, convincing a dubious physician audience, and implementing it as the system-standard across the entire enterprise
- Open Notes (sharing clinician progress notes with patients), same…
- Open Images (sharing radiology images with patients, live as of August 2018, FUTURE BLOG POST!), same…
And, sometimes a ukulele makes it better.
CMIO’s take? For all the difficult conversations and troublesome daily fire-putting-out crises, this is an amazing job, and I get to do this with an amazing team. Thanks to ALL my colleagues.