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.
The key tenet of innovation? Quantifiable outcomes, says Karen Murphy, who talks about how Geisinger is thinking outside the box to improve outcomes for patients with diabetes, and curb opioid abuse.
It isn’t a single “silver bullet” that’s going to help reduce the number of opioid-related deaths, but rather, a combination of IT tools that can identify prescribing patterns and education on alternative therapies, says Geisinger CIO John Kravitz.
In today’s environment, educating healthcare providers about how to handle patient interactions is just as important as training them on new processes and policies, says David Feinberg, MD, CEO of Geisinger.
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