The horizon of experience for the healthcare ecosystem varies considerably depending where you engage with it. Looming concerns over clinician burnout, patient satisfaction, operational efficacy, cyber threats necessitate the awareness of and empathy in addressing the challenges stakeholders face to deliver the highest standard of care possible. The convergence of these varying perspectives brings with them a complicated and difficult environment for healthcare leadership to navigate.
Emerging applications of data analytics and health IT are creating new opportunities for patients, providers, health systems, payers and their respective industry partners to be proactive teammates in a more sustainable healthcare system. While data, analytics and technology bear the promise of considerable outcome improvements, where this data flows and how it is used can mean a more satisfying and effective healthcare system – for everyone.
In the last year, John Halamka, MD, MS, chief information officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center traveled 400,000 miles throughout the globe to identify what he calls the mega trends that health IT leaders should be considering in their organizational strategies:
- Machine Learning/AI replaces business intelligence for some use cases
- Care is requested, coordinated and delivered on your phone
- “Virtualists” evolve to deliver care in new ways
- Consumer grade devices turn every home in a clinician’s office
- Commercial EHRs become a commodity surrounded by third party products
Dr. Halamka will be exploring these trends further during an interactive Harvard Medical School executive education program session, Views from the Top: A C-Suite Perspective on What’s Next in Health IT this June.
Turning Technology and Innovation into Patient-Centric Results
In a recent HIMSS blog post and HIMSStv interview at HIMSS19, Harvard Medical School’s executive education associate dean, Stanley Shaw, MD, PhD, discusses how a multidisciplinary faculty of frontline healthcare perspectives paired with health IT innovation can empower leaders to shape and execute their strategic vision for thoughtful, relevant, cost-effective care delivery.
This faculty convenes for the in-depth, use case-driven, interactive executive leadership program, Data, Insights & Strategies for the Health Enterprise, June 19-21 at Harvard University in Boston, MA.
Watch Harvard University’s Stan Shaw and John Halamka of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center discuss with HIMSSTV the new executive education joint venture between Harvard Medical School and HIMSS.
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Originally published March 21, 2019