There is a need for more healthcare technology academies
"Are TAMHSC and Dell on the right track with their healthcare technology academy?"
Yes, they definitely are. More initiatives like this one is what is going to help physicians get into the health technology track, which they need to practice medicine in the 21st century.
"Is it necessary for a new discipline to emerge that combines clinical know-how with technological skill, a sort of Dr. CIO?"
Maybe not a Dr. CIO, but something close to that. The fact is that a doctor without any technological knowledge who doesn't know how to use simple devices such as an iPad, Google Glass, or a surgical robot to assist them in their medical practice are going to be so behind that either learn quickly and adapt to the changes, or change career.
"Also, what are your biggest concerns about EHRs and the increasingly tech-dependent state of healthcare?"
I don't have any concerns about EHRs other than thinking that the slow adoption by some physicians is really worrysome. EHRs are not something new. They have been around for many years now. And yet, the discussions around EHRs are always, always, always the same. :/ The good thing is that the state of EHRs adoption in Europe is much higher than in the US, and moving quickly.
I don't have any concerns about the increasing tech-dependant state of heathcare either. On the contrary. I believe it is simply a logical consequence of today's tech-dependant society. This is not bad. It means advancement. It mean evolution. This requires adaptation, which is always necessary as part of any evolutionary process.
Good questions, Susan. Do I get a golden star for answering to all the questions? :) Maybe a candy, too? :D