Establishing Interoperability as the Foundation for Accountable Care

Duration: 60 Minutes
Instructor: Barry Chaiken
Webinar Id: 800479


One Attendee


As complexity increases with ever-expanding care networks, establishing interoperability is critical for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to optimize clinician performance and patient outcomes. This session outlines how utilizing an industry-specific technology suite to create a more integrated care environment is essential to promote interoperability and enhance the overall quality of care.

Healthcare organizations worldwide share a common mission to improve population health, reduce healthcare costs, and enhance the patient care experience through greater quality and satisfaction. In order to achieve these goals and meet requirements as an ACO, healthcare providers must establish interoperability between healthcare systems to better manage, coordinate and share patient data.

Implementing an industry-specific technology suite allows organizations to seamlessly exchange information between electronic medical records, labs, radiology, imaging, and numerous other systems across a large network of hospitals, clinics and outpatient facilities. This establishes one master patient record and improves care delivery by making the right data available to the right people in real-time.

Creating an integrated technology environment also helps ACOs to derive actionable insights through end-to-end visibility into data, which builds a complete, secure and up-to-date record of the patient’s medical history that is easily accessed, shared and updated. This allows healthcare organizations to more effectively coordinate care and manage risk for individual patients.

As ACOs often depend on information from a multitude of sources, successfully aggregating and analyzing this data is essential for improved decision-making that can enhance overall clinician performance, patient outcomes, quality, safety, efficiency, and costs.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Understand the direct role that technology plays in establishing interoperability
  • Determine how their organization can better utilize technology to derive actionable insights that facilitate improved decision-making
  • Recognize how technology can be employed to create a holistic picture of an individual patient’s medical history, which directly enhances the overall quality of care

Who Will Benefit:
  • CMIO
  • CMO
  • CNO
  • CNIO
  • CIO
  • CFO

Speaker Profile
Barry Chaiken MD, MPH, has over 25 years’ experience in healthcare information technology, patient safety, clinical transformation, and public health. Currently Chief Medical Information Officer at Infor, he previously worked with the National Institutes of Health, U.K’s. National Health Service, McKesson, and BearingPoint.

During his career Chaiken provided expertise in quality and patient safety to provider and payor organizations helping them utilize information technology to improve activities. He has served as guest lecturer and consultant on topics including patient safety, clinician adoption of information technology, and the patient centered medical home.

As Infor’s CMIO, Chaiken offers his expertise in strategy development, clinical transformation, and quality improvement. He is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health as well as Health Care Quality Management.

He is currently on the editorial board of the journal of Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare where he writes a column on technology and quality. He also serves as Conference Chair of the annual Digital Healthcare Conference and is a frequent contributor to WTN Media’s online publications.

Chaiken received his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, his masters in public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and his bachelors of arts degree in psychology from the University at Albany. He acquired his specialty training from the Centers for Disease Control as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer and from the New Jersey State Department of Health as a preventive medicine resident. He served as a Board member (2006-2010), Board Liaison to HIMSS Europe (2006-2009), and Board Chair (2009-2010), and continues his involvement as a Fellow of the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS). As an Adjunct Professor at Boston University, Chaiken teaches a graduate level course in Healthcare Information Technology in its School of Management.

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