Expert panel discussion explores evolving role of health IT for improving patient access to medical services
Health care leaders from Indiana University Health, Baylor Scott & White Health, UPMC, and AT&T convened for a panel discussion on the growing importance of health IT for enabling patient access and how the definition of infrastructure is changing.
“We’re thinking of infrastructure as not just what’s in my building — it’s everywhere. It is networks we don’t manage. It is devices we don’t manage,” said Dr. Emily Webber, Chief Medical Information Officer at Indiana University Health.
Previous approaches that focused only on hospital IT infrastructure and didn’t address the many ways patients want to connect with their providers outside the hospital or clinic is too restrictive.
“We as the [health care] providers can’t work with old models anymore,” Dr. Webber continued. “We need to support all the things that have boomed in the last two years — virtual care, hospital care, remote patient monitoring. It’s all integral to what we do.”
Dr. Webber’s perspective was part of the panel discussion, “Health Care Infrastructure: Fixing the Foundation.” It was the second of three sessions in the Top of Mind Online virtual learning series presented by the Center for Connected Medicine (CCM).
View an on-demand replay of the “Health Care Infrastructure” session. This single registration also provides access to replays of the keynote session and the third session of Top of Mind Online.