Innovations in Healthcare Organization and Delivery
The HITECH and PPACA legislations each envision a number of innovations in
healthcare organization and delivery, collectively targeted at improving
healthcare quality and coordination, reducing costs, and broadening access. Each
innovation directly entails the use of health information technology. This panel
will discuss the structural and organizational changes associated with three
major national initiatives: health information exchange (HIE), accountable care
organizations (ACO), and health insurance exchange (HIX.) Panelists will present
their perspectives on the implications of these innovations and identify areas
of research opportunity at the intersection of health IT and economics.
Unleashing Data to Transform Healthcare
Recent years have witnessed a dramatic increase in the adoption and use of
health information technology coinciding with emerging policies that are
yielding massive amounts of health-related data. Innovative private and public
sector organizations are working hard to develop the tools and methods to
unleash this data from its traditional confines and empower researchers,
clinicians, policy makers and others to accelerate health transformation.
Leaders from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Veteran’s
Administration (VA), and industry will share how their organizations are
creating value using this paradigm shift and discuss new research opportunities
for audience members.