We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 6/9 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by @HCExecGroup, @_GWConnect and @_GuideWell as part of #AHIPInstitute on the topic of “Health System & Health Plan Innovation, Change & Growth During Uncertain Times.”
Major forces of change – including consumerism, value-based care, risk-sharing between health systems, providers and payers, the need to address health equity, and new market entrants – have ‘invaded’ healthcare in the United States over the past decade. Moreover, the Affordable Care Act, ongoing regulatory pressures and uncertainty resulting from healthcare reform efforts have further amplified the need for health systems, health plans, hospitals and healthcare providers to evaluate new business models and diversify their business; all while devising innovative ways to stay relevant and competitive in their markets as they improve health outcomes, lower costs & improve equity for all.
This chat will explore topics related to innovation and factors impacting how healthcare organizations change and grow during this uncertain time. Join us Friday, 6/9 at Noon ET (9 AM PT) for a lively discussion.
This Week’s Topics
T1: What specific ‘areas of opportunity’ must health plans/systems address to improve health outcomes, lower costs & improve equity? #HITsm
T2: What must health systems & health plans focus on over next 8 to 18 months regardless of health reform outcome? #HITsm
T3: Who’s most likely to disrupt healthcare: insiders or outsiders? And what barriers do each face – right now or in near future? #HITsm
T4: What technologies will do the most to move healthcare supply-side toward improving outcomes, lowering costs & enhancing equity? #HITsm
T5: Incentives drive innovation. How can they be aligned to meaningfully support innovation that improves outcomes & lowers costs? #HITsm
Bonus: What are examples of innovative healthcare programs, processes, people and organizations – U.S.-based or elsewhere? #HITsm
Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
6/16 – Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)
Hosted by Danielle Siarri (@innonurse)
6/23 – Clinical Intelligence
Hosted by Megan Janas (@TextraHealth)
We look forward to learning from the #HITsm community! As always let us know if you’d like to host a future #HITsm chat or if you know someone you think we should invite to host.
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