It’s not just about planning for the future; CIOs have to bring “a certain energy and velocity to the conversation, because the change is relentless and the pace is increasing,” says David Reis.
When it comes to value-based care, the one thing the industry can’t do is manage to the lowest common denominator, says CIO J.D. Whitlock, otherwise we’ll never move forward.
A key challenge in moving to a risk-based environment? Trying to create a single roadmap that meets the needs of different constituents, says Julie Bonello, who talks about the need to define “a new, integrated way of working.”
Ten years ago, ACOs and HIEs were the next big thing. Now, it’s data warehousing and analytics tools that have the potential to change the way care is practiced and business is conducted, says CIO Jason Bray.
Securing a seat for nursing at the leadership table was a long process that took “time and patience,” says Susan Marino, CNIO at Hartford HealthCare, but it was well worth it.