Information technology will play a key role in whether hospital CEOs can transition from fee-for-service payment to global, value-based payment systems. It should be clear to everyone that the major 21st century challenge for American hospital CEOs is how to delivery high-quality healthcare for a lower per-capita cost.
Information technology also is critical to successfully caring for populations of patients in a wellness system, not the traditional disease system that has characterized American medicine.
I am worried that hospital CEOs are ignoring several IT pitfalls that are already out there ready to trip up well-meaning executives as they transition from a disease system to a wellness system of care. >> Read the full Hospital Impact post