CMIO shares 5 thoughts on patient care, EMRs and more in 50 words or less

Keith Moss, MD, serves as vice president and chief medical information officer at Bourbonnais, Ill.-based Riverside Medical Center.

Dr. Moss, a board-certified internist and fellow of the American College of Physicians, recently share five rapid fire thoughts on the role of the CMIO, patient care and technology with Becker's Hospital Review.

Question: What is one of your main goals for Riverside Medical Center this year surrounding patient care?
Dr. Keith Moss:
Trying to create more standardization of commonly diagnosed conditions.

Q: What IT task has required the majority of your time over the past month?
KM:
Preparing for our go-live of the Epic 2017 version.

Q: What is the most important skill for a CMIO to have?
KM:
Diplomatic skills and empathy for clinicians' frustrations with the EMR are more important than anything.

Q: Tell us about the last time you were truly, wildly amazed by technology. What did you see?
KM:
Truly impressive voice recognition. This in practice would be a major game-changer.

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