Data, Analytics, and the Emerging Role of the CMIO
The role of data and analytics in healthcare especially as it relates to transparency has been discussed widely. What is your view of how data and analytics has changed and will continue to change the way healthcare is delivered?
It is well known that healthcare is moving from volume to value - value defined as optimal outcomes for the least cost. And with some urgency, many organizations are trying to figure out how to successfully navigate this transition. At the crux of this shift, is the availability of data. Data is crucial because you can’t achieve optimal quality and outcomes without it. Accurate clinician documentation in the EMR is more important than ever because this is what generates process improvement data points, hopefully, as a by-product of the care process. In order for all this to work, improved clinician-friendly EMR functionality is desperately needed.