Technology is necessarily a large part of COVID-19 response planning, and health system IS departments have had to quickly shift from day-to-day needs and projects to an urgent focus on critical needs related to COVID-19. It is imperative that organizations ensure that they are organized around three essential priorities:
Health systems’ responses to this pandemic require partnership and close collaboration between operations, analytics and IS, as well as a standardized, coordinated and disciplined approach. As a nation, we also need to constantly learn from each other. This checklist compiles many of the currently known technology-related needs for health system COVID-19 response. Some health systems have likely considered or implemented a number of these; others may not be as far along. While the timing and priority of needs across the country will vary and each organization will need to have a customized approach, the majority of these items will need to be considered by most health systems to facilitate best possible outcomes.
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