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You don’t see guys like Drex DeFord every day in the health IT world. Rather than following the traditional IT career path, he began his career as a rock ‘n roll disc jockey. He then served as a US Air Force officer for 20 years — where his assignments included service as regional CIO for 12 hospitals across the southern US and CTO for Air Force Health — before focusing on private-sector HIT.
After leaving the Air Force, he served as CIO of Scripps Health, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Steward Health before forming drexio digital health (he describes himself as a “recovering CIO”). Drex is also a board member for a number of companies and was on the HIMSS National board and the Chairman of CHIME.
Given this extensive background in healthcare IT leadership, we wanted to get Drex’s insights into patient engagement and collaborative care. As organizations have shifted to value based reimbursement, this has become a very important topic to understand and implement in an organization. Have you created a culture of collaborative care in your organization? If not, this interview with Drex will shed some light on what you need to do to build that culture.
You can watch the full video interview embedded below or click from this list of topics to skip to the section of the video that interests you most:
- How has patient engagement and collaborative care changed over the past 10 years, and how is it now compared to what it was before?
- Is value-based care something CIOs are really concerning themselves with? Is it impacting the decisions they make today?
- What culture change needs to happen to engage the patient and promote collaborative care? Can you offer some specific examples?
- What patient engagement and collaborative care technologies are moving the needle?
- How likely is it that bots will be part of the collaborative care model?
- If you were advising a CIO today on patient engagement and collaborative care, what’s the one thing you’d recommend that they prepare for or start doing?
What are you doing in your organization to engage patients? How are you using technology to facilitate collaborative care?