A CONTINUING SERIES OF PODCASTS FROM PEROT SYSTEMS ON THE IMPACT OF
TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTHCARE
PLANO, TEXAS, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Edition 18
Host: Dr. Kevin Fickenscher - Perot Systems' Executive Vice President,
Guest: Dr. Elliot Sternberg, Chief Medical Officer for St. Joseph Health System in Orange, California
Perot Systems continues its series of podcasts with a forward-looking discussion about the increasing role Information Technology will play in the transformation of healthcare. In this episode, Dr. Kevin Fickenscher discusses with Dr. Elliot Sternberg how changes in technology will impact healthcare quality and patient safety.
The following quotes from Dr. Sternberg are highlights of the podcast:
Regarding St. Joseph's 'Perfect Care' initiative: "What we were able to do is realize that the values of the St. Joseph Health system lined up perfectly with the aims identified by the Institute of Medicine...we would strive over the next five to 10 years to attempt to achieve care that is safe, timely, equitable, evidence-based, efficient, patient and family centered, and...Catholic as the spirituality component," stated Dr. Sternberg.
Regarding how technology enables St. Joseph in the pursuit of 'Perfect Care': "We see technology as a tremendous driver, facilitator of this effort...It's going to help us significantly in the capture of data, the analysis of data in terms of computerized physician order entry and the ability to increase owner liability of an organization by utilizing evidence based order sets. So we're counting on technology to help us significantly," stated Dr. Sternberg.
Regarding how technology will contribute to the implementation of best
practices in real-time: "I'm hopeful
|SOURCE Perot Systems Corporation|
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