Perhaps the toughest part of a merger is getting separate organizations to act as one. But it can be done if leadership follows a few simple tenets – starting with communication, says Scott Vachon.
If we want to uncover the “true patient story,” we need to connect the dots across separate entities and look at data in a longitudinal way, says Dr. Rasu Shrestha, who talks about his team’s strategy at UPMC.
The hardest part of being a CIO is creating enough structure so that people feel comfortable, while also encouraging the “messiness around change” that’s needed to forge a path forward, says Tressa Springmann.
The best way to ensure success with pilot programs? By building a business case around specific pain points and identifying champions – and not ‘leading by pilot,’ says Dr. Rasu Shrestha of UPMC.
To some, innovation is a buzzword. But to organizations like UPMC that are leveraging data to create more effective care models and solutions, it’s a strategic direction, says Rasu Shrestha.