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.
For Rhonda Jorden, the best preparation for the CIO role was to serve in multiple IT director positions, which helped her to develop relationships and build experience with project management.
The good news? The push toward accountable care has both providers and vendors thinking more creatively about how to improve care. The bad news? The transition is going to be both painful and difficult, says KLAS’ Joe Van De Graaff.