As technology advances and EHR utilization continues to expand, the HIMSS Analytics model that was once a standard has evolved into a toolset that can guide strategic decision making, says Blain Newton.
If we want to improve patient care, it’s not enough merely to share data within our own organization – or with those who use the same EHR, says CIO Ed Kopetsky, who believes partnering with others is “core to who we are.”
Digital health is no longer the future – it’s the present, says Dr. John Halamka, who talks about a groundbreaking collaboration that focuses on leveraging patient-generated data and aligning incentives for wellness.
One of the most powerful tools organizations can use to improve medication management is data, according to CIO Sampath Narayanan, who talks about ConcertoHealth’s proactive, information-driven approach.
In the past, strong communication and leadership skills weren’t considered to be priorities – or even necessities – when hiring data analysts. But as the technology matures, that’s all changing, says Jenny Carney.