Although hospitalists can provide a high level of care, there’s one area in which they fall short: having a deep knowledge of the patient, says Dr. Craig Joseph. In this piece, he discusses how health IT might help close the gap.
With all the technology available, why do patients still struggle to find the right provider? The answer has nothing to do with technology, and everything to do with our current healthcare structure, says CT Lin.
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.
Healthcare doesn’t need more big data, or a data warehouse. It needs a way to capture external data and marry it to internal data to shape and modify patient and consumer behavior, says Paul Roemer.
Having a model that includes both a care delivery system and a health plan not only benefits patients, it also offers vendors a unique partnership opportunity, says CIO Jeff Brown.