This Healthcare IT News article discusses how rural, Oregon-based critical access hospital, St. Anthony, uses a care collaboration network and emergency department-specific platform to change the behaviors of its super users and patients seeking narcotics.
Welcome to STEPS to Value, the HIMSS podcast that looks at people and processes, information and technology as they work together to transform the delivery of healthcare. In today’s episode we explore how to craft data into collective action with Jessica Kahn, Senior Expert in Public Sector Healthcare IT and Data at McKinsey & Company and recent recipient of HIMSS’ Most Influential Women in HIT award. In her time as the Director for Medicaid’s Data and Systems Group, Jessica oversaw $5 billion in annual federal spending for state Medicaid IT and data projects. Through her leadership of the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, over 202,000 providers received more than $12 billion in incentive payments to adopt, implement, upgrade and meaningfully use federally-certified EHR systems. We talk to Jessica about what her leadership experiences have taught her about consensus-driven outcomes, data’s powerful impact on how patients and providers experience their healthcare, and how answering an ad in a college newspaper truly changed her life.