When Health IT News asked Ellen Wiegand, Vice President and CIO at Virginia Mason Health System, what new technologies she was most excited about in regards to Healthcare IT, she began her answer by mentioning the industry’s most trending topics, AI and Process Automation. As she continued with her answer, she shifted to healthcare consumers and the management of patient interaction. “In reality, though, the technologies I get most excited about are the ones we can implement now and make a real difference for our patients and care teams. We’re currently working on a CRM implementation, focusing on patient outreach. I think the use of CRM in healthcare holds tremendous promise as we think about patients as health care consumers and manage patient interactions with our health system in a more coordinated way.”
She continues, “We’ve been able to integrate this platform with our EHR, our MyVirginiaMason patient portal and other enterprise systems, thanks to newer integration tools such as APIs and FHIR. We’ve spent the last several years building the foundation for these tools, and we’re now starting to see great progress in applying them to meet our business and patient care needs.
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