Healthcare Innovation During Covid

Covid19 has impacted the world, but on a positive note, I am witnessing innovation from every member of the healthcare community. The virus has caused an explosion of patients in the hospital in certain parts of the country and hospitals are running low on N95 masks and ventilators for the patients. I sent out a tweet summarizing how these organizations are dealing with the PPE shortage.

A leading cancer specialty center is utilizing thermal cameras to identify the temperature of staff. This is a similar technology that we see at the airports in Asia when you walk through customs.

On a leadership front, Aaron Miri (@AaronMiri) highlighted a concern quoted below

Get in front of the anxiety that your IT team may be feeling. Even if you haven't heard it, the team members feel it

Aaron discussed the concern with several clinicians because clinicians didn't understand why IT folks were concerned. Aaron reminded the clinical teams that not everyone in IT has a clinical background, so there is a gap in understanding the impact during a healthcare crisis

Next step taken by the Aaron and his leadership team.

  • IT team meeting with the chair of infectious disease and the chief clinical officer for a Q/A session.

Last, I am also empathetic that the current economic situation is hard right now for healthcare IT sales employees with a nonexistent pipeline, and jobs are on the line. So, I held a one-hour live session below on youtube on to approach the decision-makers. Please also subscribe to the youtube page as I will also share content on that media.




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ABOUT David Chou

David Chou serves as the SVP/CIO for a public academic health system.  Chou has held executive roles with the Cleveland Clinic, Children's Mercy Hospital, University Of Mississippi Medical Center, AHMC Healthcare, and Prime Healthcare.  

David is a dynamic keynote speaker and industry commentator working with clients to transform their business models using technology. He has spoken around the world at healthcare tech-related conference including keynotes for leading industry events and intimate executive settings. Chou is also one of the most mentioned CIOs in the media and well quoted in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Modern Healthcare, HIMSS Media, ZDNet,, Huffington Post, and Becker's Healthcare.  David is an active member of both ACHE and HIMSS while serving on the board for CHIME. 



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