Health IT Survey Series Finale to Reveal Information Technology Trends

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Pat Stricker, RN, MEd
Senior Vice President
TCS Healthcare Technologies

Next week, the Health Information Survey Series finale webinar titled, "The IT Factor: Years of Study Reveal Healthcare Trends" will take place. This complimentary session will examine how health information technology (health IT) factors are influencing the practice of case management and population health management programs. CMSA is a co-sponsor of the bi-annual research project and webinar series. The research team has created a longitudinal analysis of all three surveys and will be highlighting insights into the evolution of health IT applications and its impact on case managers and providers. 

The session, scheduled for September 24, 2014, at 12 p.m. ET, will cover several key trend lines over the last six years, including the:

  • Changes in case management software solutions and key functions 
  • Rise of social media and wireless communications 
  • Emergence of transitions of care programs
  • Expansion of patient engagement strategies
  • Challenges in IT infrastructure optimization
  • Integration of case management and electronic medical record applications
Care managers are faced with trying to understand the types of health IT systems that are out there, how they directly or indirectly impact care management, and how to incorporate them into their daily care management processes. It’s not easy to keep up with all the advancements, evaluate the trends, and know what to expect in the future. 

The goal of the Health Information Survey Series and the subsequent research reports and webinars was to help understand trends related to the integration of case management and electronic medical record applications. By comparing the results of the bi-annual surveys, we gained a better understanding of how emerging information technology applications have changed the practice of care management over the past few years and how it may affect it even more in the near future. 

If you have joined us for any of the webinars in the series, you know how interesting the findings were. We received very positive comments about the topics and our speakers. I’m happy to announce that Cheri Lattimer, Jeff Frater, Debb Keller, and Garry Carneal will be speaking on the finale webinar. Please click here to register for the webinar on Sept. 24, 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. EST.

To contact Pat Stricker, email her at pstricker@tcshealthcare.comor call her at (530) 886-1700, ext. 215.