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.
One of the biggest challenges in creating a strong data governance program? Making sure the team is receptive and the organization is positioned well for change, says CIO Tressa Springmann.
If the industry is going to move toward value-based care, we have to start connecting “in a more robust manner,” says Cletis Earle, who shares his thoughts on what it will take to achieve integration, why diversity is so critical, and the common thread among all CIOs.