Panel: Opportunities for Value Creation
Moderator: Dr. Tim Pletcher, DHA, Executive Director, MiHIN
Hear different perspectives on what creates value in healthcare – not necessarily from a technology standpoint but from the perspective of capabilities we as healthcare professionals need to make sure become possible. Speakers will share observations and stories from their unique viewpoints on where value can be created with an effective information and communication infrastructure. They will additionally discuss barriers encountered and how those barriers have been overcome.
The need for an information and communication infrastructure – Dr. Thomas Simmer – Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Value in social services – beyond EHR systems – Mike Harding – Deputy Director, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health
The patient perspective on value creation – Renee Smith – Global Director of IT Enterprise Planning, Walgreens Boots Alliance
The need for an information and communication infrastructure – Dr. Thomas Simmer
Value Creation hinges on better information flow.
Root causes of performance issues:
- Lack of Population Focus
- Fragmented delivery
- Weak Primary Care Foundation
- No process Excellence
- Passive Patients
Payment moving to basis on Population Outcomes.
Relationship over time across touch points in healthcare:
- Requires longitudinal record
- Requires information flows
You need a statewide service (Nationwide???) because patients wander.
Even if you reduce hospitalizations you don’t reduce the number of hospitals they appear at.
Value in social services – beyond EHR systems – Mike Harding
Sharing Behavioral Health information with Providers and Hospitals.
Built an eConsent Management system to avoid patients having to sign consent multiple times.
Direct integration with EMR to allow visibility to Lab Results and ADT Messages.
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