Interoperability, value-based payment-for-care models emphasizing care coordination, and defining the most effective uses of artificial intelligence in patient care are three big trends that senior leaders in Health care provider organizations and other health informatics managers face in health care today, according to David Lareau.

Lareau is CEO of Medicomp Systems (HIMSS23 Booth 3741), a provider of technologies and services designed to make medical data relevant, usable and actionable.

We spoke with Lareau to get his perspective on these trends and to talk about his message to HIMSS23 attendees.

Q. What is the most pressing issue or trend facing medical information technology right now as the industry comes together for HIMSS23?

A. Several major new developments require the attention of HIT leaders: interoperability, including patient access to their own medical information; the transition to value-based care payment models with a new emphasis on care coordination and the role of primary care in the transition; and defining the most effective uses of artificial intelligence in patient care.

Sharing information between systems will also require increased attention to system and data security.

With the advent of skilled health information networks, information will begin to flow more freely, which will require a new set of tools to enable providers to find the information they need to manage the specific conditions of patients, especially with the accelerated shift to Medicare Advantage and other values. based treatment programs.

This will increase the pressure on HIT providers to support clinical users and care teams and give them the ability to stay patient-focused when accessing and acting on the specific information needed to process, document and comply with measures. quality and documentation required for each patient problem.

Q. What is the main message your company is trying to get across to healthcare IT leaders in healthcare provider organizations on the show floor at HIMSS23?

A. Our main message at HIMSS23 will focus on how to make insights actionable at the point of care. This can be achieved by connecting data diagnostically, independent of source and format, in a clinically intelligent workspace that enables efficient management of patient conditions, while meeting all relevant workflow requirements. , quality and documentation.

Systems must be clinically interactive across all stages of the care continuum and organizations must ensure that their data and documentation is sufficient to address audit, interoperability and quality concerns, especially now that government announced new Medicare Advantage audit and sanction initiatives.

Q. What should CIOs, CMIOs, CISOs, and other healthcare IT leaders in provider organizations keep an eye on in the coming year?

A. Developments in artificial intelligence will continue to be a source of both opportunity and risk for clinical systems. One of the opportunities is the use of AI to accomplish routine administrative tasks related to coding and workflow, just like AI to augment and make information available to clinicians in a capacity to decision support – not decision making.

In discussions with healthcare business leaders, the financial and emotional costs of clinician burnout associated with not using current EHRs continue to be a barrier to patient care, so leaders should look for solutions that are tools for clinicians, rather than burdens. .

A rapidly evolving area is the coordination of care between businesses, primary care providers, home care services, family caregivers and others involved in patient care, including the patients themselves.

The volume of cyberattacks on healthcare systems continues to rise and “bad actors” are becoming more sophisticated and aggressive. It’s always important to consider technologies and infrastructure that minimize the risk of falling victim to ever-evolving ransomware and malware attacks because if it happens more than once to an organization, someone will likely be licensed.

And, as always, everyone will continue to seek to understand the latest reporting, regulatory and other requirements from Washington.

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