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49B – The Pivotal Role of the Chief Medical Informatics Officer in the Ever-Changing Landscape of Healthcare Finance

Tuesday, March 24th
10:45am12:15pm

About the Session

This seminar will provide an in-depth look at the evolving role of the chief medical informatics officer, expanding its definition from an implementer of EHRs, to a vital role in senior leadership and administration, a key player in revenue cycle and finance, and a facilitator of the success of the system’s population health strategy. As health systems grapple with the continuously evolving healthcare finance landscape, the CMIO’s role is rapidly becoming more vital. The accomplished CMIO brings a thorough knowledge of clinical processes, which, when combined with exceptional informatics skills, can be leveraged to guide the health system in the solutions required for achieving goals such as reducing readmissions and hospital-acquired conditions and succeeding with value-based purchasing initiatives. CMIOs’ unique role as a member of the medical staff positions them to bridge the gaps among finance, administration, IT and physicians. This seminar will explore how their expert clinical knowledge combined with their knowledge of population health, regulations and revenue cycle should be leveraged to optimize documentation, coding, and charge capture and facilitate physician behavior that should improve the organization’s overall financial health. The session will provide case studies of how to leverage the CMIO’s role in your organization in the areas of revenue cycle, population health, and quality and patient safety.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore how to leverage the chief medical informatics officer’s role in executive leadership and operations.
  • Discover how to leverage the CMIO’s unique skill set to facilitate and optimize reimbursement from fee-for-service payer and managed care/pay-for-performance contracts.

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Presented By

Tinu Tadese, MD

Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Lake Health System