Although understanding analytics and fostering innovation have become part of the CMIO’s role, the most important component is still being able to communicate with physicians, say our panelists.
If implemented properly, care management programs can help improve quality and reduce costs. But if they’re forced on providers too quickly, they can have quite the opposite effect, says Dr. John Halamka.
If we want to improve interoperability, we need to find ways to wade through data lakes and present clinicians with the information they need, when and how they need it, says Chuck Christian.
Clinical decision support tools are demonstrating ROI, clinical outcomes, and cost reduction related to sepsis, according to a recent KLAS report, which predicts an upswing for these products in years to come.
Sometimes the solution to better communication is right under your nose, says CIO Mark Farrow, discussing the groundbreaking initiative that marries research with technology to close the loop.