Webinar: Digital Transformation in Healthcare



According to the Brookings Institute: “Data analytics tools have the potential to
transform health care in many different ways. In the near future, routine
doctor’s visits may be replaced by regularly monitoring one’s health status and
remote consultations. The inpatient setting will be improved by
more sophisticated quality metrics drawn from an ecosystem of interconnected
digital health tools. The care patients receive may be decided in consultation
with decision support software that is informed not only by expert judgments
but also by algorithms that draw on information from patients around the world,
some of whom will differ from the “typical” patient. Support may
be customized for an individual’s personal genetic information, and doctors and
nurses will be skilled interpreters of advanced ways to diagnose, track, and treat
illnesses. In a number of different ways, policymakers are likely to have new
tools that provide valuable insights into complicated health, treatment, and
spending trends.

However, recent developments in data analytics also suggest barriers to change
that might be more substantial in the health care field than in other parts of the
economy. Despite the immense promise of health analytics, the industry lags
behind other major sectors in taking advantage of cutting-edge tools. Most
health care organizations, for example, have yet to devise a clear approach for
integrating data analytics into their regular operations. One study
even showed that 56 percent of hospitals have no strategies for data governance
or analytics.

Compared to other industries, the slow pace of innovation reflects challenges
that are unique to health care in implementing and applying “big data” tools.
These barriers include the nature of health care decisions, problematic data
conventions, institutionalized practices in care delivery, and the misaligned
incentives of various actors in the industry.”

This program will focus on the role that data and advanced analytics play today
and the potential role they will play in the future to impact operations, patient
care, quality, safety, engagement & wellness, and healthcare costs. Attendees
will learn the type of data and analytics that are in use today at health systems,
lessons healthcare can learn from other industries, the challenges health systems
face in integrating vast amounts of disparate data in real time and how to make
the insights useful to the right people at the right time. The panel will also
discuss how to get started or optimize existing data and analytics initiatives at
their organization.

Moderator and Panelists Coming Soon! 

Receive ACHE Qualified Education Credit by attending this program.