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  On Demand  Journey to High Value Healthcare: Clinical Information for Accountable Care
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care (PPACA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Acts are inextricably linked by placing electronic health records and the exchange of clinical information front and center in efforts to transform the healthcare industry. New models of reimbursement and care delivery such as Accountable Care Organizations, Patient Centered Medical Homes and Chronic Care Networks will depend on information to support reporting requirements, quality measurement and cost management. Today, most providers do not have the organizational skills and capabilities to manage large scale care delivery model redesign and clinical transformation initiatives of magnitude needed. This presentation will focus on what Boards and CEOs need to know to understand the strategic implications of HITECH and its linkage to PPACA, assess the readiness of their organizations to become meaningful users of EHRs, and understand the long term information capabilities needed to enable significant and measureable improvements in population health through a transformed healthcare delivery system.
Objectives:
  • Describe the changing role of Information Technology in evolving reimbursement and care delivery models such as ACOs.
  • Provide Boards and CEOs a checklist for assessing HITECH Readiness.
  • Discuss the critical success factors required for a high value healthcare.
  • Describe the role of emerging HIT essentials: Medical Trading Area Health Information Exchange, Personal Health Records, Disease Management Tools, Business Intelligence, etc.
  • Provide recommended action steps for Boards and CEOs.
Presenter:
Pam Arlotto, President & CEO, Maestro Strategies, LLC
  Pam Arlotto has blazed new trails in healthcare for over 30 years. As President & CEO of Maestro Strategies, LLC, she consults with CEOs, Boards and the C-Suite to create new care delivery models, design new information based governance structures and create strategies for high value healthcare.

Pam's role as a national thought leader and change agent began as National President of the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS). She led execution of the strategy incorporated IT into the association's traditional systems engineering membership. She negotiated HIMSS departure from the American Hospital Association and led the development of two of its first strategic plans.

Pam is well known for the award winning book series, Beyond Return on Investment: Expanding the Value of Healthcare Information Technology. She is a frequent contributor to a variety of healthcare publications. Pam has been featured on National Public Radio and in the Wall Street Journal. She has held executive positions with Ernst & Young and Sun Health (Premier). She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Systems from the Georgia Institute of Technology (1980) and a Master in Business Administration from Georgia State University (1986).
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