Though telehealth will continue to account for a large portion of healthcare IT budgets in 2021, there are other technology-based services driving provider interest. These range from cloud deployment to vaccine scheduling solutions as providers navigate the new landscape created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
A physician started a business to eliminate long appointment wait times. But when the pandemic hit, she found a new use for it in helping keep patients out of busy waiting rooms.
Beaumont Health’s CIO Hans Keil spoke with MedCity News about the incident where an unknown user publicly shared a link to access its Covid-19 vaccination scheduling services, the safeguards the health system has put into place since and what his team’s IT priorities are for the year ahead.
An unknown user publicly shared a link to access Beaumont’s Epic-enabled vaccination scheduling services, which resulted in 2,700 people making unauthorized appointments for a Covid-19 vaccine. The Michigan-based health system had to shut down its vaccination scheduling services and cancel the appointments.