Foundations in Healthcare Informatics
The Affordable Care Act accelerates the move to electronic medical records (EMR) and Regional Healthcare Information Exchanges, often referred to as RHIOs. With timelines and deadlines looming, this course identifies how to move your organization to the leading edge of healthcare informatics.
Presenter: Al Kinel
Presenter: Steven Russell
Strategic Interests, LLC
This course provides a fundamental understanding of Healthcare Informatics — data types, systems, and applications. The course defines how a roadmap of innovative applications and informatics can help providers enable the Triple Aim and achieve their business objectives. And it reviews government programs and sources of funding to afford the necessary investments in Healthcare IT.
Time to view this course is 49 minutes.
At the conclusion of the course the learner will be able to:
- Define Healthcare Informatics and describe typical Healthcare IT (HIT) systems, applications, and data
- Identify the challenges to IT optimization
- Understand the end-state vision for US Healthcare
- Describe the US governments’ role in healthcare transformation
- Describe the Triple Aim and the importance of Healthcare Informatics in achieving it
- Understand regulatory mandates and requirements
- Identify government programs for support, grants, and funding
Time to complete this course is approximately 97 minutes.
Presenter: Al Kinel
Al Kinel is the founder and President of Strategic Interests, LLC, a firm dedicated to helping innovative technology/services companies grow, and helping organizations improve performance with the innovative use of information technology. Al has been serving in this capacity throughout his 25 year career. Now Al is able to bring his experience, and the capabilities of a network of qualified professionals, to meet your strategic objectives.
Al spent the formative years of his career with top-tier professional services firms, as a systems engineer with EDS, a systems consultant with Ernst and Whinney, and a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. Al then spent 16 years in strategic technology and services management with Xerox and Kodak/Carestream Health. Al was an innovator and key contributor for both companies, providing executive leadership in marketing, strategy, IT, business development, channels, and sales.
Al is a change agent who is able to understand complex industry dynamics and identify ways in which technology can make a lasting, positive impact for leading companies. Al has experience helping a company achieve dramatic growth through new offerings, new channels/alliances and focused efforts within high-priority markets and segments.
Al has deep experience in healthcare, and has helped numerous providers attain significant grant funds and improve performance through the effective use of Healthcare Information Technology (HIT).
- Al has been the executive responsible for selling, implementing and integrating digital imaging solutions in hospitals, private practices, integrated delivery networks, and government/military environments.
- He is considered a thought leader in the effective use of HIT with a strong ability to define a vision, align disparate stakeholders, and obtain grants from a multitude of sources to fund the innovative use of HIT.
- Al earned this reputation as the initiator, advocate, and architect of the Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) in Rochester, NY, and has since reinforced it with health systems and University Medical Centers. Al was instrumental in conducting a comprehensive feasibility study and successfully applying for grant funds that served as the seed capital for this successful venture.
Al is also an active volunteer on several boards and has successfully contributed to public affairs and lobbying efforts on HIT in Washington and New York. Al is a former member of the steering committee of Connecting for Health and active member with the eHealth Initiative, where he developed the first toolkit “How to Define and Build a Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE)”.
Presenter: Steven Russell
Steven Russell is a seasoned executive with extensive experience leading organizations in international strategic and business planning, facilities planning, information technology research, systems and management engineering, operations research, project management, and government contracts. He has led major acquisitions, international growth initiatives, and digital workflow solution development and process improvement teams in Healthcare, Commercial, and Government segments. He is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare, CSSBB and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information Technology (CPHIT). Steven teaches a variety of Information Technology courses at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY.
Developing Organization: Strategic Interests, LLC
Strategic Interests helps clients address their strategic interests by combining strategic vision + thinking + relationships
- Technology Companies: Strategic Interests helps technology companies develop and execute strategic plans that accelerate growth
- Healthcare Organizations: Strategic Interests helps providers, payers, and communities to define and execute initiatives to improve outcomes, performance with the innovative use of Healthcare Information Technology (HIT)
Strategic Interests brings deep market and entrepreneurial experience to each client, helping them solve critical problems while accelerating profitable growth. We work collaboratively with our clients to meet their most pressing strategic needs, while always maintaining a keen focus on implementation and execution.