Latest CIO Roundtable Offers Chance to “Innovate and Collaborate”

by Eric Thrailkill, VP and CIO of Ambulatory Services, Envision Healthcare

Mark Hagan

Mark Hagan, Chief Information Officer, Envision Healthcare

On November 2, 2017, I had the opportunity to facilitate and host the second Tennessee HIMSS CIO Roundtable Event at Kayne Prime in Nashville.  These unique events allow industry thought leaders to “innovate and collaborate” and discuss relevant health, healthcare and emerging technologies in an informal setting. I was joined by Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Maccioli, Chief Quality Officer, Envision Healthcare and Mark Hagan, Chief Information Officer, Envision Healthcare, along with approximately a dozen other healthcare leaders and visionaries representing all facets of the industry.

The conversation quickly took shape addressing the factors that are leading to an increased, and unsustainable volume of physician burnout (EHR technology, quality measurement, regulatory burden, consumer expectations) as well as incorporating optimism for the future and the true achievement of the healthcare quadruple aim (better outcomes, lower cost, an improved experiences for patients AND caregivers). The role of advanced analytics, applications built to support the physician-patient workflow and improvements in solutions for informed/engaged patients were discussed as solutions to the increasing administrative and regulatory requirements present in healthcare delivery. Lively discussion of healthcare disruptors, health policy and macroeconomics ensued with contributions from the panelists as well as invited guests.

Gerald Maccioli

Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Maccioli,
Chief Quality Officer,
Envision Healthcare

Our guests, Dr. Maccioli and Mark Hagan (from Ft. Lauderdale and Denver, respectively) were quite impressed by the caliber of industry leaders located in Nashville as well as the activities of the Tennessee Chapter.

The Roundtable Events are designed to promote open collaboration targeted at the industry’s most complex problems and create a dialogue where discussions can often lead to opportunities designed to solve these complex puzzles.  The Tennessee Chapter of HIMSS is uniquely positioned to host these thought provoking sessions and looks forward to additional sessions in 2018.