What’s the best way to provide quality patient care and reduce readmissions while lowering costs? Joseph Coyne, the President of Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer at Continuum Health Alliance, LLC (“Continuum”), believes the answer is tapping into and interpreting data about patients and physicians through the use of emerging health care technologies. These technologies, like electronic medical records (“EMRs”), physician dashboards, and cloud computing allow for the aggregation and interpretation of data to monitor a patient’s health and a physician’s productivity, among many other uses. Mr. Coyne has implemented and supervised the use of such technology at Continuum, where the company is committed to population care management, a model emphasizing coordination of care for patients to reduce readmissions.
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