In an industry where costs are skyrocketing and desired outcomes aren’t being achieved, fostering innovation isn’t just important – it’s vital to our survival, says Karen Murphy of Geisinger.
When it comes to achieving population health goals, many organizations now believe having multiple vendors working in tandem is a more effective strategy than consolidation, says Mitchell Josephson of KLAS.
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.
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.