Recently, we polled a handful of leaders about what they hope to discuss at the upcoming CHIME Fall Forum. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t just about shiny toys (ahem, ChatGPT). Rather, the responses we received were focused more on finding “creative solutions to doing more with less,” and “how we will progress in our journeys toward Digital Health.” Of course, there was some mention of artificial intelligence, but it was done in the text of “leaning into responsible AI and automation” by ensuring the right pieces are in place.
Precisely the types of conversations we want to hear as well. The responses can be found below:
What are the discussions you look forward to having at CHIME?
Aaron Miri, SVP, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Baptist Health
At Baptist Health, we are full steam ahead leaning into responsible artificial intelligence and automation by truly ensuring our governance, compliance, and vetting processes are rock solid as we simultaneously build new products to deploy for our clinical partners and the patients we are honored to serve. I look forward to chatting with colleagues and sharing AI challenges and learnings with other progressive health systems so that together we can demonstrate to the entire industry the correct way forward to harness the power of true digital enablement.
Gretchen Britt, VP, Information Technology, Liberty Hospital
I am looking forward to hearing creative solutions to doing more with less. What strategies have been successful in reducing burnout and how can we in healthcare technology make the biggest impact. As we all work to provide high-quality care with a workforce shortage, these success stories are invaluable.
Terri Couts, SVP & Chief Digital Officer, The Guthrie Clinic
My primary areas of interest at the CHIME Fall Forum revolve around the dynamic landscape of healthcare and the transformative potential of technology. Specifically, I am enthusiastic about exploring the intersection of AI in healthcare, recognizing its capacity to revolutionize diagnostics, treatment, and patient care delivery. Collaboration to address the pressing workforce challenges in healthcare is another significant focus. I am keen to engage in discussions and solutions that address staffing, training, and retention concerns in the ever-evolving healthcare sector. Lastly, I am deeply invested in the drive to propel the digital journey for patients. Empowering individuals to actively participate in their healthcare through digital tools and platforms is a goal that holds immense promise for improved patient experiences and outcomes.
These three areas collectively represent my dedication to harnessing innovation, fostering collaboration, and ensuring that patients are at the forefront of the digital transformation in healthcare. I look forward to meaningful exchanges and insights at the CHIME Fall Forum to further these interests.
Tanya Townsend, Chief Information and Digital Officer at Stanford Children’s Health
As always, I look forward to networking and information sharing with colleagues across the globe. I’m interested to hear how we will progress in our journeys towards Digital Health for the patient experience, as well as the continued focus on clinician satisfaction through EHR efficiencies.