Thoughts of the week

Telemedicine security

While I recognize the industry expert's concern with using Apple FaceTime, Facebook Messenger video chat, Google Hangouts, Zoom, and Skype for video consults, these solutions are convenient. Health care providers must cater to simplicity for the users, and we need a mechanism to instill that philosophy with care delivery.

FaceTime provides end-to-end encryption but will not sign a BAA, is that the primary reason we are hesitant about accepting it fully for telemedicine?

Covid19 Vaccination Card

Health systems have spent so much money on technology but still passing out covid19 vaccination cards like the immunization card I had as a kid. As a healthcare technology leader, I am also guilty since we did not have an easy solution to address this quickly. We need to do better.

Frontline Heroes

It has been a great week, and an incredible feeling of watching the teams come together to distribute covid19 vaccines. The staffs working at your organization during the pandemic are heroes during this endeavor.




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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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