Accelerating Healthcare Transformation: 2016 Predictions and Perspectives

By: In: Healthcare On: Feb 22, 2016
Accelerating Healthcare Transformation:  2016 Predictions and Perspectives

The 1st blog in the Healthcare Predictions & Perspectives blog series. This blog series is focused on healthcare transformational strategies that are enabled through Health IT and Health Information Governance best practices.

HIMSS ‘16 is just one week away, and I’m excited to see how this years’ theme of “Transforming Health through IT” will be evidenced at the conference. With 450+ education sessions, 1300+ exhibitors, and millions of square feet to experience, there will be a significant opportunity to learn how the industry has leveraged information technology to support Connected Health, enable patient engagement and achieve improve outcomes.

In support of both HIMSS’16, and AHIMA’s Health Information Governance month, we’re kicking off a new Predictions and Perspectives blog series (see more from the last series).  The topic of this series is healthcare transformation. The blogs in the series will highlight how healthcare organizations can accelerate their transformation initiatives by establishing strong foundational practices in Information Governance, Health IT, Privacy and Security, and Data Analytics. By establishing best practices in these disciplines, health systems are better able to reduce risk, enhance compliance, gain efficiencies, and better support their key strategic initiatives.

In this new series, blog authors will provide their predictions and perspectives on healthcare transformation.  Authors include healthcare industry experts, as well as those with cross-industry experience. Through this series you’ll hear their unique viewpoints on the ways that healthcare professionals can prepare for the new healthcare landscape. Topics include:  information lifecycle management, business and clinical intelligence, data quality, governance, and more. The blog authors will also provide examples of strategies that have led to success – or failure – in this era of great transformation.

We’ll be blogging throughout the conference, and will be reflecting on the transformation examples evidenced during the week. Be sure to follow the series – Healthcare Predictions and Perspectives: Healthcare Transformation to learn the strategies and tactics that can enable healthcare professionals to better support their own health systems’ transformation initiatives.

If you’re planning to attend HIMSS’16, we’d like to hear from you. Let us know your predictions and perspectives on health industry transformation; please stop by Booth #843 and share your thoughts. We’ll see you in Las Vegas!

Join our Twitter Chat: Healthcare Transformation: Predictions and Perspectives #InfoTalk

On March 17th at 9:00 PT/12:00 pm ET, @IronMtnHealth is hosting a Twitter chat using #InfoTalk to further the dialog on transformational strategies that are enabled through Health IT and Health Information Governance. If you have been involved in Health IT and information governance-related projects, we’d love to have you join.

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Nancy Twombly

Nancy Twombly is a Senior Solution Marketing Manager for Healthcare at Iron Mountain. In this role, Nancy is responsible for the go to market activities for Iron Mountain's portfolio of healthcare solutions. Prior to joining Iron Mountain, Nancy had worked in a variety of product marketing, channel marketing, and product management roles at Pegasystems and HP. Nancy holds a BSEE in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.