In today’s healthcare environment, the mindset can’t be ‘what have you done for me lately,’ but rather, ‘what are you doing for patients now, and in the future.’ And that was precisely the theme at last week’s NY miniHIMSS.
With the major pieces — legislation, technology, and consumer expectations — all starting to fall into place, the time to start thinking about telehealth is now, says Bill Russell.
Although some CIOs might dread conversations with clinical leaders asking for new EHR functionalities, J.D. Whitlock welcomes it — because it’s much better than the alternative.
Unless providers are reimbursed based on outcomes and quality – and not on services rendered, as is often the case – they’re not going to embrace connected health as a strategy, says Dr. Joe Kvedar.
Through a major restructuring effort — which includes organizational and leadership changes — Ascension is hoping to cut costs and create a patient-centered care environment, says David Chou, who looks at how this could impact the industry.