Entries by Pam Arlotto

From CMIO to CHIO: Information, Integration and Innovation

RECORDED WEBINAR Presented by the Scottsdale Institute, Luke Webster, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Jvion, and Pam Arlotto, President and CEO, Maestro Strategies discuss the topic “From CMIO to CHIO: Information, Integration and Innovation.” This teleconference explores the evolving role of the CMIO. Dr. Webster shares his personal story and role as a CMIO. Initially focused on […]

What Got Us Here, Won’t Get Us There: Strategic Planning for the Transition

Information and technology is becoming pervasive in all aspects of clinical care delivery and financial management of the health care enterprise.  Healthcare business, clinical and information technology leaders agree that IT is critical to population health management and value based reimbursement.  Yet, for many, day to day problems often keep IT leadership in a fire-fighting […]

The Pivot: From Compliance to Strategy

HIMSS16 – billed as the largest and most important healthcare IT conference in the United States occurred last week in Las Vegas.  The message was loud and clear – something is different; the government mandate is over.  Strategy is the new, new. For years the HIT world has encouraged alignment of enterprise strategy and the IT plan.  Alignment suggests two […]

Beware Best Practices

Almost twenty years ago, in 1996 after publishing “America’s Health in Transition: Protecting and Improving Quality”  the Institute of Medicine launched a long term, ongoing concerted effort on assessing and improving the quality of healthcare.  “To Err is Human” further galvanized the national movement to improve the quality and safety of our healthcare practices by […]

Business Plans for Affiliated Provider Solutions & Services

Despite the healthcare consolidation trend and the health system strategy to build a “System of Care” across the healthcare continuum, affiliated providers continue to be an essential element of the care delivery process in most communities. Even with strong referral management processes and systems, physicians will still refer patients to providers outside the “owned assets” […]

Organization Design – Emerging Models for IT, Informatics, Analytics & Quality

“IT in healthcare is no longer a hero’s game” indicates one executive. CIO in healthcare stands for “Chief Infrastructure Officer” and in the future it must stand for “Information, Integration and Innovation” says a CIO who comes from outside the healthcare industry. Our “clinical informatics leaders must think more strategically” indicates a CEO. All quotes […]

ROI and Vendor Sales Strategies

Maestro Strategies has worked with numerous vendors over the years to measure and document return on investment (ROI) to support vendor and service company sales efforts. Our approach has focused on providing an objective, independent and analytical perspective on the value of the solution from the view of the healthcare customer – health system, clinician, […]

Ebola and Workflow: Blame the EHR or the Care Providers?

The Wall Street Journal, in their Weekend (Oct. 4-5) OPINION section noted, “It is less than reassuring that (Texas) Health Presbyterian (THP) claims Mr. Duncan’s travels and other early warning signs weren’t transmitted to physicians due to a ‘workflow’ glitch in its electronic medical records.” Within hours after  Modern Healthcare reported that, THP issued another […]

Two Canoes … and Four ‘I’s

Change: No two healthcare provider organizations experience it the same way. Some actively pursue development of clinically integrated networks and accountable care organizations, others double down on traditional healthcare practices. Many are paralyzed, not knowing what to do or how. The transition from volume to value has been described as “stepping from one canoe to […]