What’s the Right Approach to Change Management in an Always Changing Digital Workplace?

There’s nothing in healthcare people like more than change.  Ok, that was a joke.  No one likes change and healthcare is included.  Although, ironically, the one constant in healthcare is change.  Whether it’s changing government regulations, new technologies like an EMR or telehealth, or a pandemic which literally turns things upside down, change is just a reality.  How you manage that change is key to success as a healthcare organization.

This was the topic of discussion when I sat down with Heather Haugen, Chief Science Officer at Atos, to talk about change management in healthcare.  Haugen and her team literally cut their teeth (and wrote the book) on EHR change management and then at Atos have been applying a lot of those same change management principles to other areas like security, digital health, and business transformation.

In this wide ranging discussion, I ask Haugen for examples of where she sees organizations managing change well and not so well.  Along with those examples, she offers a partial look into Atos’ programmatic approach to change in healthcare and suggestions on how to make a leader’s communication more effective during the change and after.

We also dive into the topic of gaining end user buy-in for your project in the ever changing digital workplace and how you can do so while end users are distracted by everything going on in the world today.  Then, I also ask Haugen if we really have time to execute a thoughtful, programmatic approach to change management the way they’ve learned is most effective.

Check out the following video interview with Heather Haugen to learn more about effectively managing change in your organization:

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About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.