Healthcare IT’s Role in the New Model of Care - Adam L. Myers, Texas Health Resources
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Adam L. Myers, the Chairman at the marcus evans National Healthcare CMO/CMIO Summit 2014, on how healthcare IT can facilitate the new model of care. ...

Adam L. Myers, the Chairman at the marcus evans National Healthcare CMO/CMIO Summit 2014, on how healthcare IT can facilitate the new model of care.
Interview with: Adam L. Myers, MD, CHCQM, CPHRM, Chief Medical Officer, Texas Health Physician Enterprise, Texas Health Resources.

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  • Healthcare IT’s Role in the New Model of Care c ha ng e s the w ay p at i e nts approached, and how data information are managed. ar e and How can healthcare organizations successfully make this transition? Interview with: Adam L. Myers, MD, CHCQM, CPHRM, Chief Medical Officer, Texas Health Physician Enterprise, Texas Health Resources. “There is a big shift in how healthcare is approached in the US, but the common denominator across the transition is the need for a fluid transfer of information,” points out Adam L. Myers, MD, CHCQM, CPHRM, Chief Medical Officer, Texas Health Physician Enterprise, Texas Health Resources. “Unless data is accessible in a variety of different practice settings, accessible after hours, available real time in emergency departments and to care navigators, the longitudinal model is not going to work. Healthcare Information Technology (IT) will play a critical role in the new model of care,” he goes on to say. The Chairman at the marcus evans National Healthcare CMO/CMIO Summit 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 6-7, Myers outlines how the healthcare industry is changing and what role healthcare IT and Chief Medical Information Officers (CMIOs) will play. What shift is the US healthcare industry undergoing today? It is shifting towards chronic disease management, health promotion and health management for entire populations, rather than just episodic disease management for individuals. This shift to longitudinal care brings many opportunities and challenges, as it A variety of things will have to happen. There must be better alignment between providers, hospitals and patients to align previously disparate goals. The alignment effort necessitates tremendous investment that will not necessarily bring in revenue, at least initially. For example, care navigators do not produce revenue yet they will be a significant expense. That is the disconnect as we shift from a delivery system based on fee for service to another payment model. Healthcare IT will play a more significant role. When managing payments longitudinally, having a single progress note on paper or even electronically in a physician’s office will not be enough. The data must be available at numerous points of access simultaneously in real time. The opportunity that CMIOs could miss is the chance to implement best practices. They might be tempted to take what is occurring on paper and translating it into an electronic format without evaluating the care process, looking at how care is provided and incorporating best practices. How should hospitals plan for computerized physician order entry (CPOE) implementation? How can it be seamlessly integrated into a hospital’s existing IT infra structure? First of all, they should not go in understaffed. To effectively implement CPOE it takes a significant crew of hands on the trenches working directly with doctors. Hospitals will have to decide whether they will allow physicians to have their own custom sets or if they will be standardized. Standardization that allows for some flexibility is best, to get buy-in into the process. Some physicians might implement changes willingly, while the orthopedist who visits the hospital once a week will not be so motivated. Finding leverage points where people feel compelled to buy into a process is at times challenging, but it can be done. It just takes persistence, and more staff and man hours than you think you will need. A good place to start implementing CPOE is with the folks who will be more motivated, such as the emergency department and hospitalist groups, allowing the hospital to try the process on a more limited scope. Any final words of advice? With some effort, it can be a win-win for all parties. Physicians will wonder if they have to give up their autonomy and have their pockets picked, so whenever possible, they should be involved in the actual planning process. That is the only way to get their buy-in. It can be a win-win for all parties
  • About the National Healthcare CMO/CMIO Summit 2014 The marcus groups evans deliver Summits peer-to-peer information on strategic matters, professional trends and breakthrough innovations. This unique forum will take place at the Red Rock Resort & Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 6-7, 2014. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The Summit includes presentations on effective CPOE adoption, overcoming the challenges faced in fulfilling Meaningful Use Stage 2, improving physician documentation and dealing with EMR systems. www.nhcmiosummit.com Please note that the Summit is a closed number business of event participants and the strictly limited. Contact Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits Division Tel: Email: + 357 22 849 313 press@marcusevanscy.com For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.com About marcus evans Summits marcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, case studies, roundtables and one-on-one business meetings. For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.com Upcoming Events Long-Term Care CXO Summit - www.longtermcaresummit.com National Healthcare CNO Summit - www.nhcnosummit.com National Healthcare CFO Summit - www.nhcfosummit.com National Healthcare CXO Summit - www.nhcmiosummit.com To view the web version, please click here: www.nhcmiosummit.com/AdamLMyers