You don’t necessarily need a big budget to be able to run analytics; but you do need to be willing to “get creative and figure out how to use existing tools,” says CIO Albert Oriol.
The biggest mistake health IT leaders are making with vendors? Failing to continually reassess contracts and look for savings, says Brian Thomas, who talks about the need for true partnerships.
The realignment of incentives has enabled the industry to stop focusing on episodic care and start looking at patient care in a much more holistic way, and that’s a huge step forward, says Tina Esposito.
If organizations – particularly ACOs – really want to understand what data clinicians need to provide the best care, they need to go to the source, says Tina Esposito of Advocate Health Care.
If organizations want to reap the benefits of digitized records, they need to start with a solid data architecture and strategy, says Joel Vengco, who talks about his team’s efforts at Baystate Health.