Healthcare Executive*s Role in IT Decisions

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Transcript Healthcare Executive*s Role in IT Decisions

Healthcare Executive’s Role in
IT Decisions
November 11, 2013
Richard Wheatley, CIO
Cape Regional Medical Center
Glenn Mamary, VP/CIO
Hunterdon Healthcare
Healthcare IT Video
• Medical Center Profiles:
– Cape Regional Health System
– Hunterdon Healthcare
• State of Healthcare Information Technology
• Current Challenges
• Ensuring Success of IT Projects
• IT Governance / Data Governance
• Data Analytics
• Pitfalls and Perils
• Suggested Readings
• Panel Discussion
Capital Regional Health System
Cape Regional Heath System
• Cape Regional Medical Center
– 242 Licensed Beds
– Average Daily Census = 85
– Annual ED Visits = 45,000
– $110,000,000 Annual Revenue
– Clinical affiliation with University of Penn Medicine
– Seasonal volumes
– Sole acute care provider in Cape May County, NJ
– Highly competitive environment
Cape Regional Heath System
• Cape Regional Physician Associates
– 40 providers
– 8 Locations
• Cape Regional Urgent Care
• Cape VNA partnership with Central Jersey VNA
• Health Information Exchange
– New Jersey Southern Health Information Network
Exchange (NJSHINE)
– Inspira Health Network
– Shore Medical Center
Hunterdon Healthcare
Hunterdon Healthcare
• Hunterdon Medical Center
– 178 Licensed Beds
– $290,034,000 Annual Revenue
– Comprehensive medical, diagnostic, surgical,
behavioral health, rehabilitative and preventative
services for inpatients and outpatients
• Hunterdon Regional Community Health
– Hunterdon Hospice
– Visiting Health and Supportive Services
• Hunterdon Wellness Centers
– (Clinton & Whitehouse)
Hunterdon Healthcare
About Hunterdon Healthcare
• Hunterdon Healthcare Partners IDS
– 25 Owned Practices (Multispecialty)
– 25 Private Practices (Multispeciality)
(23 Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Homes)
• Accountable Care Organizations
– Aetna
– Blue Cross
– Cigna
• Health Information Exchange
– Jersey Health Connect (Relay Health)
– Medicity
• Magnet Recognition
• “100 Most Wired”, Hospital Health Network – 12 Years
ACO Requirements
Effectively manage medications
Organize problem list
Track and manage diseases for individual patients
Communicate and track referrals or consultations
Document transitions of care
Manage patient encounters across long periods of time
Provide “dashboards” and summary of care or information
Consolidate diagnostic information from a variety of providers
ACO Requirements
• Engage patients in self-health management activities
• Stratify patient according to risk
• Ensure use of best practice and evidence-based medicine across
providers and the continuum of care
• Communicate a multidisciplinary plan of care and ensure
• Coordinate services across a virtual care team
Current Challenges
Current Challenges
Closing the Gap – How do we get there?
State of Healthcare IT
• Meaningful Use
– Summary of Care Records (10% of all transitions of care)
– Patient Portals (5% of unique patients)
– CPOE driven by actual numbers of orders
• (60% meds, 30% lab, 30% rad)
• ICD10 Transition
– Upgrading all EHR systems
– Educating staff and clinicians
– Computer Assisted Coding
– Training
– Testing
• Multiple vendors
• Interfaces
• While testing MU – Moving parts
State of Healthcare IT
EMR Optimization and integration
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
Health Information Exchanges (HIEs)
Population Health Management
Business Intelligence /Health Analytics
Current Challenges
• Financial
– Maximize value of current technology investments
– Collect, track, and understand data/information (including
unstructured data)
– Minimize cost related to building/maintaining interfaces, new
• Outreach/connectivity
– Support and connect stakeholders across enterprise
– Improve quality and cost-effectiveness of care
– Manage information across disparate platforms
• Long-term strategy
– Future changes – technology/regulatory/consumer driven
– Maintain a competitive advantage
Current Challenges
Cost pressures
Time pressures
More IT-enabled initiative
Greater expectations for value / ROI
Stress on HIT industry
– Staff retention (competition from vendors, consultants)
• Rapid pace/potential for burn-out
• Texting PHI
• Data from external sources
– Timeliness
– Quality
Health Information Exchanges
HIE is a way for health care providers across the
state to share information electronically. HIE
benefits both health care providers and patients by
delivering the right information to the right place at
the right time
HIE Functionality
• Access to lab results & clinical documents from
other health systems’ inpatient & ancillary services
via existing clinical systems
• Allow electronic communication with other providers
across the care community outside HHS
• Enable the sharing of patient health summaries
across the regional HIE and other state HIEs
• Meaningful Use support
• Patient Portal
• Future images
Ensuring Success of IT Projects
• Healthcare Executive’s Role
– Executive sponsorship
– Ensure stakeholder participation/buy-in
– Ensure transparency
– Hold the organization accountable
– Promote Project Management Office / Process
– Data Governance
Project Life Cycle
• Identify need
– What problem are you attempting to solve?
– Develop Request For Proposal (RFP)
– Goals and objectives
– Define Scope / Milestones
– Return on investment (ROI)
• Hard
• Soft
– Measures of success
– Beware of the “unsupported” system
Project Life Cycle
• Selection process
– Committee/Participation Leadership
• Build consensus
• Neutralize/marginalize the “nay-say’ers”
• All stakeholders
• Timing of involvement
– On-site demonstrations
– Site visits / Reference checks
• Like organizations where possible
– Vendor fairs
– Survey and score everything
– Communicate, communicate, communicate
Project Life Cycle
• Selection process (continued)
– The larger the organization, the more difficult it will be
– This will always take longer than you anticipate
– Ensure that selection is not an IT selection
– Is rest of senior leadership on board?
Project Life Cycle
• Budget
– Don’t rely solely on vendor estimates
– Ensure that everyone (IT Steering committee,
senior management) has input reviewed and
– 3-5 year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
• Remote computing versus in-house
• Capital versus operating
Project Life Cycle
• Budget (Continued)
– Software and hardware (servers, pc’s, WOW’s,
tablets, etc…)
– Vendor travel costs
– Project staffing (temporary positions?)
– Training and Education
• Education for project staff
• Hospital travel costs
• Costs for back-fill of positions (“Super-user” and
general staff)
Project Life Cycle
• Budget (continued)
– Interface/Integration costs
– There are always two sides of each interface
– System activation
• Additional/ backfill staff time
• Additional vendor or third party resources
– “Other” vendor costs
– Don’t forget about Disaster Recovery!
• Vendor Partnerships
– Alpha / Beta Sites
– Development partners
Project Life Cycle
• Project Governance
– Project Steering Committee
• Chaired by Executive Sponsor
• Key stakeholders and decision makers
• Vendor executives
– Project leadership
• In-house versus third party
– Project team
• IT Lead
• Departmental Lead(s)
• Vendor Lead(s)
Information Technology Governance
• Who?
• Demand Management versus Capacity Management
– Stopping the “Yes Machine”
– Organizational Capacity versus IT Capacity
• Focus on strategic initiatives
• Outcomes focused
– Examples
• CPOE %
• Order set usage
• Quality indicators
• Meaningful Use
Information Technology Governance
• Prioritization of projects
– Patient safety
– Quality
– Strategic Initiative
– Regulatory/Compliance (includes Meaningful Use and ICD10)
– Optimization/Efficiency
– Routine
Information Technology Governance
• Long term IT capital planning
– You can plan for 5 years on many things
• The life expectancy of hardware and infrastructure is
somewhat predictable
• Replace X% of PC’s, network switches, every year
– It is difficult to plan on software replacements/upgrades
• At the mercy of software suppliers
• Business and outcomes driven
Data Governance
• Importance of data governance:
– Data Integrity
• Patient safety from an EMR
• Accurate financial
– Data integration and workflow
– Data security
– Data definitions used for data analytics
Data Governance
• Building a successful data governance strategy:
– Executive sponsors from both senior management and
the business units.
– Management committee such as a steering committee or
data stewardship council.
– Data governance lead such as a data czar or chief
– Data stewards, the caretakers of the enterprise data
– Data owners, responsible for the creation of the data and
the enforcement of enterprise business rules.
Data Governance
• There should be a single set of data policies and procedures that
ensure the integrity, consistency and sharing of the enterprise's
data resources. Data policies might include adherence of data to
business rules; enforcing authentication and access rights to data;
compliance with laws and regulations; and protection of data
• In addition to data policies, organizations should employ data
standards to outline the precise criteria, specifications and rules
for the definition, creation, storage and usage of data within the
Hospital Scorecard
LOS Scorecard
Fall Risk Assessment
Patient Safety Indicators
Readmission Rates
Pitfalls and Perils
• Innovation
– “Bleeding edge” of technology
– Chasing technology has risks
– How to mitigate risk
– Will the technology provide a competitive edge?
• Buy versus build
• In the end, it is less about the technology and more about the
It’s all about the patient!
• Sharing data and images across all of our systems – all
“talk” to each other = information
• Ability of patients to contribute to their care and interact with
the EHRs
• Sending and Receiving data with outside systems = better
Recommended Reading
• AHA Online Store
• CHG-Monograph-Consolidation, Clinical Integration &
Transformation: Investing in Information Technology for an
Accountable System of Care
• Product Code: CHG - Mono42013