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9 hospital execs share how their innovation approach evolved since the start of the pandemic

Becker’s Hospital Review, March 24, 2021

March 24, 2021

9 hospital execs share how their innovation approach evolved since the start of the pandemic

Tom Andriola. Vice Chancellor of IT and data at UC Irvine. “Our innovation focus has accelerated, as I’m sure most would say. The accelerated pace of innovation shifted our priorities first to look at continuity issues such as scaling our ability to do virtual visits. But the surges forced us to look beyond that and get creative to design new models that we are now making a part of our delivery model permanently, like Connected Care and Hospital@Home models. While the pandemic has been a struggle for us all, the silver lining is we are coming out the other side as a more digitally-powered care organization.”