HIMSSCast: Lessons learned from COVID-19


For the past several months, Healthcare IT News Features Editor Bill Siwicki has been writing a series on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic for hospitals throughout the U.S. For this installment of HIMSSCast, Bill and host Jonah Comstock are joined by Paul Coyne, NP, clinical practice and chief nursing informatics officer at the Hospital for Special Surgery, and Joe Fisne, associate chief information officer at Geisinger Health System, to discuss some of the biggest learnings to come out of the series.

This podcast is brought to you by Zoom and is a companion to “Telehealth is here to stay,” episode 1 of our Workplace Re-entry series.

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Talking points

  • How COVID taught us how fast we can innovate.
  • The importance of video conferencing, internally as well as externally.
  • Physician collaboration and rapid prototyping.
  • How COVID-19 aligned priorities within hospitals.
  • An unexpected lesson: Hospital HR systems need improvement.
  • Comfortable versus uncomfortable innovation.
  • The future of telehealth utilization.

More about this episode

Health IT Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Era (Bill’s series)

Hospital IT leaders talk lessons learned from a tough pandemic year

What does the “after COVID-19” business look like? IT leaders weigh in

CIOs plan on refined telehealth, faster deployments, more collaborative tools

How IT leaders are reimagining and repurposing technologies to handle new challenges

Burnout in the Age of COVID-19 (Bill’s previous series)