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Top 5 Things on Health Leaders Minds, Does Cybersecurity Make the List?

Sadly, Cybersecurity didn't make the top 5, 10 or even 11. What did make the list?


Today in health, it we're just going to have a talk. My name is bill Russell. I'm a former CIO for a 16 hospital system. And creator this week in health, it a channel dedicated to keeping health it staff current and engaged. No sponsor message for today. Just want to make you aware that I'm going to be traveling for the next three weeks. I'm going to be going. To the health conference or H L T H. However you want to say it, I will continue to call it the health conference. I, then it go to a board meeting. I followed up with chime. I then go to an event that I'm helping to moderate for one of my sponsors that is offsite. So I'm going to be really moving around for the next three weeks. Should be interesting. I'll have a lot to talk about. I just want to make you aware of that because next week. Since I'm going to be at the health conference. I don't know how many of these I'm going to be able to put out. I will be doing some interviews while I'm there and if I can, I will produce them. I will put them out on the today's show, but don't be surprised if I miss one or two days next week. Given the travel schedule. Other things I wanted to talk about had an interesting conversation this week. We did a webinar just this past week. And we decided to put that webinar up on our website, but we only wanted that available to people who registered. And it created an interesting conversation between me and my team. And. It took me back to when I was a CIO, having the same conversations with physicians. And it was the conversation of how much security is too much and how much usability is the right amount of usability. So we decided to go with a form of two factor authentication. You essentially put your user ID and password in. It sends you an email and you get a code. You then put your code in and you get to see the webinar. That's if you've registered. And the workflow works. It works pretty well, but the team came back to me and said, Hey, there's too much friction in this process. And people aren't going to go through that level of security to view the webinar. And I was reminded of the many times I sat in front of physicians and they said, you got to make it easier. You've got to make it easier. And that's the age old. Balance. I'm not really talking about this to give you an answer on what you should do. We decided to go on the security route. Because I'm working in healthcare and the state of things right now around cybersecurity. Is really a heightened state of security. So I decided to head in that direction and not head in the direction of making it. More easy. I don't know. I might lose viewers of that webinar, which would be a shame. Far and away, one of the best webinars I've ever been a part of or seen. Quite frankly, I thought it was fantastic. The team was very vulnerable, shared a lot of great stuff, and there's a lot of good things out there for health systems. If you want to see it, it's on our homepage. Click on the webinar. Go ahead and register and then go through the login process. You tell me if there's too much friction. In the process. Alright, also wanted to touch on this. Hit a LinkedIn today. And Scott Becker had a really cool actually, I guess two days old. It's been a while, since I've been out there and he has 11 issues that are top of mind for healthcare leaders, and he's preparing for a talk with healthcare graduate students, and he worked up this list and here you go. Number one, healthcare workforce shortages at most. All levels plus morale and traveling staff and more. Is a, the number one issue, I would say the number one issue is labor. You have the. Strike that's going on at Kaiser or getting ready to go on at Kaiser in California and Oregon. I think, which is indicative of the stress that healthcare workers have been under for a very long time. And they are looking for recognition of that. They're looking for the staff shortages to be addressed. There's just a lot of things around, around staff and labor. I think that are all wrapped up in that number one issue. Number two, trying to find a new business normal for many perspectives. In the face of constant change and disruption, I think that's true. I think people are trying to get their footing again and figure out where we're at. I, it felt like we were getting there, but maybe that is not the case since he's getting indications, that is still the case from healthcare leaders. Number three, moving away from such heavy reliance on the top four or five revenue generating specialties and more towards value based care and models. I think people talk about value based care. But they're not pursuing it as quickly as they should because they can't figure out the financials around it. And so I think they are pursuing not value-based care per se. I think they're pursuing partnerships where they can be. Payers and providers where they can start to get skin in the game on both sides. And that is the model that they're pursuing. If that be the definition of value-based care, then so be it. Number four COVID-19 and taking care of COVID-19 patients and staff obviously is up there in vaccinations and staff and community issues. Rounds out the top five, and then he has a bunch of other things. I think once you get past the top five, you're talking about things that are on the list that get talked about, but maybe aren't. Getting any traction or getting done? The thing from a health it perspective, I found interesting is that again, these are issues top of mind for healthcare leaders in cybersecurity. Isn't in the top five. I find that hard to believe. That given what happened at scripts given what's happening across the landscape, that cybersecurity isn't in the top five, given that at the JP Morgan conference, a whole bunch of the CEOs got up and said, cybersecurity is one of their top priorities. So clearly somehow between then and now. Or at least the people that Scott's talking to. That list. It has gotten way down the list on that. In fact, the only thing from a technology perspective, number six, digital adoption and experience are trying to make big leaps forward in digital and technology and patient experience. So health systems are trying to make that leap. I think also if I were looking at a technology list, You would have to put something on there with regard to a hospital at home, a remote patient monitoring. You'd have to put something on there with regard to analytics, advanced analytics things like clinical decision support, integrating AI, those kinds of stuff I would think would have to be on that list as well. Again, as I told you, this was going to be a hodgepodge. Why don't you let you know, I would be traveling and these shows are going to be a little less consistent. If you will, you might get more of these talks, like what I'm hearing at the health conference and what I heard. From various speakers. I might grab some people do short interviews and post those up there. I'm not sure really what I'm going to do next week. While I am traveling, but wanted Encourage you to check back because I don't know what I would be doing. And I dunno, you might like it more. You might tell me, Hey, head more in this direction. We'll see. That's the nature of the show. We've been trying things out. On our various channels and our different formats for awhile now, and going into next year, we're going to have five different shows, five different shows based on feedback that we've gotten from you. And so keep it coming that's all for today. 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