Monday, November 12, 2012

Using Health IT to Support Population Management

At the Health Tech Council Semi-Annual Meeting Dr. Douglas (Doug) B. Fridsma, MD, Ph.D., Chief Scientist & Director of Science & Technology at the ONC was presented with the ‘Best of HealthTech Award.’ Dr. Fridsma led a session on using innovative analysis of data and information sharing with mobile technologies in healthcare organizations. The main focus of the keynote entitled “Using Health IT to Support Population Management” was how using these strategies to support population management can reduce costs in healthcare institutions.

With much of the healthcare industry focused on population management as a means of reducing costs and improving the quality of care, health IT has quickly emerged as the foundation on which successful population management efforts must be built. Through innovative use and analysis of data, information sharing, and mobile technologies healthcare organizations are now able to care for their entire population, which becomes increasingly important as pay for performance models are increasingly adopted in the industry. During his keynote Dr. Fridsma discussed how IT supporting population management and how standards and interoperability play a critical role to the success of this movement.

HealthTech is a sister organization to the well-known and widely respected Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA), a 10,000+ member organization serving the government IT community by providing executive-level opportunities for collaboration and the exchange of best practices and lessons learned in areas such as information sharing, enterprise architecture, cyber security and infrastructure modernization.

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