Health IT

A Patient-Centric System is the Future of Healthcare IT

Globally, the US ranks number one in healthcare spending; on a per capita basis, the US will spend twice as much as on healthcare than any other industrialized nation. In 2016, the healthcare bill was over $3 trillion, about 18 percent of GDP. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) ranks the US 37th in healthcare capability and outcomes. One of the solutions to alleviate this is the improved exchange and control of data with a patient-centric focus.

Although Meaningful Use and the advent of the EMR have endowed many healthcare organizations with significant data assets, few would claim that we have truly realized the promised digital dividend. One of the most desired future capabilities is analytics-driven personalized healthcare: using data to guide care on an individual-by-individual basis.  However, different hospital systems, different payer systems and different Electric Health Record (EHR) systems have led to inadequate data exchange resulting in poor reconciliation of services, increased costs and frustrated patients.

This year, the Healthcare IT Institute is honored to have Dr. Edmund Jackson, VP & Chief Data Scientist at HCA and Alistair Jacques, SVP & CIO at Fairview Health Services share their insights and expertise with their executive CIO peers. Dr. Edmund Jackson will be leading a discussion on the digital dividend. His discussion will bring to light that while there has been progress made to use data to guide care on a personalized basis, the watershed moment leading to mass adoption has not been reached, and he will challenge the CIOs in attendance to answer, “Why?” And “How much still has to be done?”

Complementing Dr. Jackson’s discussion will be a lively session led by Alistair Jacques. Alistair will foster innovative dialogue with attendees on a patient-centric approach to thrive in the digital age. His session will present the case for patient mobile device management and how it is beneficial for both patients and providers: patients can access their records and get immediate medical help via an app, and providers will have easy access to patient information through a single patient ID, and their resources will be utilized more efficiently.

In a constantly evolving environment in which consumerism and customization are the catalysts for change, CIOs need to cost-effectively navigate the protection of PHI, proactively avoid cyber attacks and meet the health needs and digital expectations of their patients. Don’t miss your chance to share your insights and learn from your peers at this year’s Healthcare IT Institute, taking place June 4th – 6th, 2017 at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, Hilton Head Island, SC. Join the inner circle today

Let's Talk About Telehealth

The rise of telehealth represents one of the biggest shifts in healthcare delivery over the last decade, and offering meaningful telehealth services will be critical to the future success of hospitals and health systems. Advancements in telehealth have given providers the opportunity to deliver care more efficiently, changing the way patients and providers interact with each other. From the patients’ perspective, they have information readily available and can engage with their provider digitally, reducing the rates of hospital admissions and re-admissions.

In just a few years, the global telehealth market is expected to reach $36.2 billion, up from $14.3 billion in 2014. In fact, 90% of healthcare executives report that their organizations have already begun developing or implementing a telehealth program, while 84% felt that the development of telehealth services is either very important (52%) or important (32%) to their organizations (2014 Foley & Lardner Telemedicine Survey Executive Summary). This year’s Healthcare IT Institute will feature interactive roundtable sessions that highlight some of the innovations and new frontiers that the industry is focusing on. 

Brian Wayling, AVP, TeleHealth Services at Intermountain Healthcare will be engaging CIOs in an interactive roundtable conversation on how to strategically engage an organization around Telehealth and implement a sustainable telehealth program. The CIOs will explore revenue vs cost, change management, cybersecurity, and compliance challenges.

The other roundtables at the Healthcare IT Institute will be led by:

David Chou, VP & Chief Information & Digital Officer of Children’s Mercy Hospital will focus on the impacts, benefits and risks of IoT in Healthcare. He, along with the CIOs in attendance will be sharing their experiences on how IoT is changing the way people live and stay healthy; how this new technology can predict future healthcare trends, how to analyze data, how to select the right tools for maximum insight, and how to manage cybersecurity.

Neil Gomes, Chief Digital Officer & SVP, Technology Innovation & Consumer Experience at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health will be fostering innovative dialogue on how hospitals can start planning for a consumer-focused, digitally enabled healthcare future. During his roundtable, CIOs will discuss the role of the Chief Digital Officer, and how this new role can work with the CIO, CMO, COO and CFO to design and develop value-focused, consumer-driven, digital strategies and solutions that enhance patient access, interaction and engagement. 

The Healthcare IT Institute is taking place June 4th – 6th 2017 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, Hilton Head Island, SC. With the meeting approaching soon, reserve your spot to attend the program and join the innovation discussions with David Chou, Neil Gomes, Brian Wayling, and your executive CIO peers who have already confirmed their position.