Planning for an Administrative Change

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Over the past year, we’ve talked about change quite a bit. Those changes affect our industry, our community, and our organization. Some of the biggest changes will come in health information technology and our eSOAR system, which will go live on June 1.
Today I am announcing an organizational change that will position us for continuing success as we grow and adapt to the changing healthcare landscape.
Tim Broos will assume the newly-created position of Senior Director of Decision Support. This will be a Director-level position, and Tim will report directly to me. Tim will continue to oversee the departments of Information Systems and Clinical Information Services. Chief Administrative Officer Julie Mann will now lead Medical Imaging, Laboratory and Pharmacy in addition to her current duties. When this change is complete, we’ll reduce the number of Vice Presidents from six to five.
Over the next two months, Tim will help implement eSOAR and assist Julie with the department transitions before taking the position of Senior Director of Decision Support on July 1. Information on office locations, administrative titles, and other details will be made available during the transition period.
This change will tighten our focus on clinical and financial data systems and increase tech support for physicians and staff. 
Our goals of improving clinical quality and patient satisfaction rely on our ability to collect and analyze more data than ever before. Government and insurance contracts also require robust data reporting.
I have full confidence in Tim’s ability to improve upon our current processes and strengthen our organizational library of information. Tim has a wealth of experience in the healthcare field and at KSB Hospital, which positions him to provide meaningful analysis and recommendations.
Thank you for your continued openness to change, and for all you do to provide outstanding patient experiences.

– Dave

One Comment on “Planning for an Administrative Change”

  1. Clinical change is also happening… Doctors used to put an ear against a person's chest to listen to their heartbeat. Now we order ECGs and echocardiograms. We used to ask questions and write on paper. Now we review records and confirm histories. The record itself is changing. Paper didn't talk back… Computers try to assist… But slow us down. Hopefully after the eSOAR transition and integration… We may become better documenters and communicators with each other. We really have to remember though, that a living person is depending on us for care. And though they would be shocked if we didn't use a stethoscope or if we didn't catch the allergy in the record, our ability to listen and teach patients how to improve their health is the main reason they come to us.

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