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What makes a great hospital IT workplace?

Healthcare IT News named “Best Hospital IT Departments” earlier this fall.  Out of 193 nominations, only 25 hospital IT departments made the final list, based on more than 5,000 survey responses from hospital IT employees. SunriseTM from Allscripts clients ranked #1 in 3 out of 4 possible categories. What’s the secret to their success? It’s not surprising that in healthcare, it’s not about the money. In fact, according to Healthcare IT News, only one of the 25 winners mentions salary and benefits as a motivating factor. Instead, healthcare IT employees place value on things like teamwork, respect and contributing to better patient care. Congratulations to all the award winners, including several Allscripts clients. Here are just some of the ways our clients are capturing those values in their own workplaces: Large Hospital IT Department #1: Phoenix Children’s Hospital (Phoenix, Arizona). […]

What are the best ways to motivate hospital IT employees? To inspire their best work? We can learn a lot from the employees themselves. More than 5,500 of them responded to a recent survey from Healthcare IT News. The publication used the responses to determine which hospitals earned a spot on the “Best Hospital IT Departments” list. We’re proud that 20 out of the 25 “Best Hospital IT Departments” use one or more Allscripts products. Survey respondents are clear about what they want from their teams. Profiles of the winners share great examples of best practices: 1. Connect with patients. At Henry Ford Health System, clinical teams invite IT to help explain new technology during patient encounters. It’s a valuable experience for clinical and IT teams, and keeps the focus on the needs of patients. 2. Broaden skill sets. Advocate […]