HIMSS Speak Out: Enhancing Patient Care

As healthcare transitions to a more integrated, collaborative care delivery model, it is important for providers to streamline communications with patients.

At HIMSS17, leading industry voices will speak to how they deliver state-of-the-art care of patients and how to enhance patient care. 

A few examples follow of how patient enhancement.

Emergency Room to Living Room: Guiding Patients to Care 

Session 12 

Ann Kay Logarbo, MD, United Healthcare
Cindy Munn, CEO, Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum

Session Take-Away: This session will illustrate that education of patients regarding their illness and the appropriate place of service to receive treatment does indeed work and drive lower levels of need to lower levels of sites.

Making Health IT More Patient Centered 

Session 18

Tina Esposito
VP, Center for Health Information Services
Advocate Health Care

Session Take-Away: EMR systems, HIMSS stages of achievement, use of data warehouses and analytics, and performance scorecards have all focused on episodic care provided to patients. This lack of a more complete patient focus can be attributed to the need to align to payment models rewarding healthcare providers for volume vs. overall value of care. The shift to value-based care has highlighted significant holes in IT and data strategies necessary if an organization is to achieve success in this new payment paradigm.

Driving Patient Engagement through Mobile Care Management 

Session 97 

Norine Domenge
Manager, Case Management and Care Coordination
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska                                                                                                                                                                              

Session Take-Away: Individuals have been adopting their lifestyles to incorporate technology. Most notably, the rate of smartphone and tablet use has exponentially increased over the past decade. As such, clinicians must evolve, too, in order to work with patients in ways that are convenient and meaningful to patients. Mobile technology is essential to meeting patients where they are now.

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