Expert Paper: How Chief Medical Officers can drive health system innovation through technology partnerships
In a newly published expert paper, Dr. Lynn Simon, President, Healthcare Innovation and Chief Medical Officer at Community Health Systems, and Chris Altchek, CEO and Founder of Cadence, provide a blueprint for Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) within integrated health systems for how to implement new technology solutions at scale in order to advance clinical care across the U.S.
At a time when today’s healthcare operating environment is particularly challenging, health systems nationwide are asking how they can innovate on their care delivery model to meet the moment. It is not uncommon for CMOs, just as many other healthcare executives, to receive dozens of new pitches every week from new technology companies aiming to partner with their health system. However, achieving large-scale technology innovation within the U.S. healthcare system is not easy. The process to evaluate a new technology, review and select the right partner, and then set a program up for success can be overwhelming and time consuming.
With that in mind, over the course of the expert paper, Dr. Simon and Altchek shed light on their five biggest lessons learned in how to successfully set up and scale a technology partnership. In April 2022, CHS partnered with Cadence to launch a remote monitoring program called Care Management at Home. The program was originally piloted in Arkansas and Alabama and since then has grown rapidly, scaling to over 100 clinics and with more than 200 participating providers with more than 5,000 patients actively enrolled. The program is achieving impressive and positive clinical outcomes, while reducing burden on CHS clinicians.
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A blueprint for success
Learn how health system leaders can drive innovation through effective technology partnerships.Download the report