If you’re trying to determine a unified “status of healthcare IT teams” here in the middle of 2020, you face a gargantuan task. The main challenge is trying to assemble any kind of “big picture” from the crazy collage of unique situations playing out at thousands of hospitals (and countless ambulatory practices, labs, and health networks) across the country. There are very few meaningful “average responses.” There are not many workable “standard approaches.”
But while we may lack over-arching commonalities as we move from one organization to the next—across the varieties of on-the-ground realities in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic—the S&P Consultants team has found some smart perspectives that we thought might be worth sharing with our peers and colleagues. Ideas that, in a broader sense, might help individual IT teams shape a strategy for their near- and medium-term futures.