Hospital IT departments have a lot on their proverbial plates these days, as they work to help their health systems manage the minutia of Meaningful Use attestations, deal with the nuts and bolts of the ICD-10 changeover (so far, so good!), and strengthen defenses against data security threats that only seem to get more complex and vexing by the minute. To name just a few.
From quality improvement initiatives to the shift toward value-based care, hospitals depend on technology in ways unthinkable even five or 10 years ago, and IT department employees are essential to this new paradigm—working in earnest each day to keep health systems’ nerve centers up and running.
But it’s a challenging job, to say the least: If it’s not a behind-schedule or over-budget EHR go-live, it’s another 800-page stack of weekend reading material from CMS or ONC.
So for the IT employees highlighted in Healthcare IT News’ 5th Annual Best Hospital IT Departments feature to still like their jobs so much, to feel so strongly about the value of what they do each day, says a lot about their workplace environments.
(Source: Healthcare IT News)