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56: HIMSS-22: Top Health IT Trends, with Kaveh Safavi, M.D., J.D., John Glaser, Ph.D, and Suchi Saria, Ph.D.

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56: HIMSS-22: Top Health IT Trends, with Kaveh Safavi, M.D., J.D., John Glaser, Ph.D, and Suchi Saria, Ph.D.

In this episode, Gary discussed the recent HIMSS conference with John Glaser, Ph.D., Executive-in-Residence, Harvard Medical School, Kaveh Safavi, M.D., J.D., Senior Managing Director, Accenture, and Suchi Saria, Ph.D., Founder…
March 29, 2022

56: HIMSS-22: Top Health IT Trends, with Kaveh Safavi, M.D., J.D., John Glaser, Ph.D, and Suchi Saria, Ph.D.

Meet the Panel Guests:

This panel features three guests previously featured at Think Medium. John Glaser, Ph.D. is an Executive-in- Residence at the Harvard Medical School Executive Education. Suchi Saria, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of Bayesian Health. She is also an Advisory Council member for Day Zero. Kaveh Safavi, M.D., J.D. is the Senior Managing Director at Accenture. 

Key Insights:

Three health technology and data experts discuss healthcare trends and innovations that emerged during the HIMSS conference.

  • Staffing Shortages, Short on Solutions. Dr. Safavi noted that staffing shortages and challenges related to employee payroll costs have rapidly become a top problem in healthcare. However, few booths at HIMSS were organized around this issue. There are limited products in the pipeline to solve staffing challenges. (10:58)
  • Solving Problems with AI. In the last year, there have been significant staffing shortages, coupled with drops in quality, safety, and health outcomes. Dr. Saria shares that AI is aiming to solve some of these problems. This includes better managing at-risk contracts and improving remote care and monitoring for at-home patient care. (20:47)
  • Technology Quotient (TQ). Dr. Glasser emphasizes that healthcare leaders need to be digitally savvy. Digitally savvy leaders that have a working understanding of AI, experience with a major technology implementation, and experience piloting a new digital technology, are better equipped to lead technology transformation efforts. (37:34)

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