This past year I had the opportunity to share my thoughts and insights as to where we need to go in healthcare. I still firmly believe we need to meet the patients where they want care while maintaining a complete and comprehensive accounting of their medical history and interactions with the health system as well as in their daily lives. In this short interview I try to offer insights into interoperability, how technology impacts to our movement from volume to value, and efforts to developing a unified consortium of trust partners to safely and securely share medical information.
I want to welcome you to the relaunch of my blog ChasinChat. I originally launched this blog in the summer of 2014 after requests from some employees and social network colleagues. While I started out strong writing about weekly that quickly became much more work than I thought. I honestly didn’t realize how difficult it was going to be to think up engaging content on a weekly basis but I still had this desire to write about my experiences and engaging content I could share that would spark interest and hopefully discussion. So, as you can see I am back at it. My goal for this blog is multifactorial. I want to provide an avenue for any SLHS employee to read, digest the content and engage in discussion with me or their colleagues. I want to share the fantastic work SLHS IHT is embarking on. Additionally I would like to use this forum to discuss area that I feel are interesting. As you know HIT is an evolving field and many health systems have become very dependent on our services. This causes tension and unrealized expectations. Through sharing my experiences I hope you will learn from my mistakes, learn what I am passionate about and hopefully some leadership lessons along the way. For those of you that aren’t aware we have recently started our Flourishing Workforce Program (FWP) and my next couple of posts will be about employee and patient engagement and we will transition to some broader topics from there. So I welcome you to exchange some ideas and contribute to the ongoing dialogue and content.