eHealth - The CIO’s Role in Delivering New Models of Care

The health care sector in the United States is going to change in the very near future. As the aging population grows and cost of health care rises, the concept of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) is emerging. The goal of an ACO is to encourage hospitals and physicians to, “integrate care,” such that the financial risks and rewards of potential savings are shared. This integration is accomplished by having both parties be collectively responsible for creating and implementing solutions to improve the quality of health care. To bring this concept closer to reality, the US House bill calls for a three-tofive year Medicare pilot project to see if ACOs can lower costs and improve care. The current health care IT landscape has limited EMR/EHR penetration, as well as health information exchange, and is inefficient to address demands of emerging health care delivery and business models. The IT world has an opportunity to revolutionize the healthcare industry.

This panel will explore how can CIOs leverage technology to create synergies to deliver new models of care, to coordinate comprehensive end-to-end processes to enhance patient care outcomes all while integrating more financial efficiencies into these processes.

Ms. Amy MacNulty
MacNulty Consulting, LLC
, Ms. Julie Boughn
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
, Ms. Sue Schade
VP and CIO
Brigham and Womens Hospital
, Dr. Chris OConnor
Open Source Order Sets
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