HIMSS20 Inspiration: Trends for Scaling Healthcare Innovation

No matter what your role in health information and technology — or what your challenges — HIMSS20 has you covered. Get inspiration from our world-class speakers and thought leaders.

The speaker: Tal Heppenstall

The inspiration:

How do you view the intersection of healthcare and technology?

To improve health outcomes, reduce costs and create a better experience for our patients, health systems need to make better use of their data — and that’s one of the big areas where healthcare intersects with technology. At UPMC Enterprises, we are building innovative technology solutions to improve data access, data sharing, and the use of advanced analytics for healthcare. Our goal is to create tools that can overcome healthcare’s interoperability challenges to securely surface the right data at the right time. This a strategic priority for UPMC.

Can you share one take-away from your presentation at the HIMSS20? What will attendees learn that they can use in their work setting or on the job?

In Trends for Scaling Healthcare Innovation (session #339), Aimee Quirk, CEO, innovation Ochsner, and I will discuss innovation research findings and our experiences scaling innovation at our organizations. One of the case studies I'll share is how UPMC — a $22 billion integrated provider/payor system — scaled a centralized digital health platform to the enterprise-level. Our strategic imperative was to stand up a technology framework that would enable the integration of other solutions and applications, and offer “round-trip” information for clinicians through integration with the EMR. But standing up the technology is the easy part. In the case of UPMC’s centralized digital health platform, we were able to leverage an existing system-wide infrastructure to support scaling. My aim is that sharing our experience will provide listeners with ideas that can catalyze innovation efforts at their health systems.

The session: Trends for Scaling Healthcare Innovation

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