IT Forum Update
The South Florida HFMA IT Forum has been focused on highlighting the value of technology for healthcare providers, through educational resources and speaking opportunities at upcoming HFMA events. Specific objectives for the IT forum have included:
· Educating HFMA members on how technology is enabling healthcare providers and payers to transform to a fee-for-value environment
· Highlighting the intersection of technology and healthcare finance that showcases the ways in which the CFO suite can use technology to reduce risk, increase clinical quality, and maintain/improve profit margins
· Discuss the cybersecurity impacts and implications across the healthcare system that are impacting HFMA members
Currently, the HFMA IT Forum is planning an event for the Florida HFMA Spring Conference in April. The main topic/theme is going to be "Healthcare Facility Security" that touches not only on cybersecurity vulnerabilities, but facility management when it comes to vendors, construction workers, credentialing, etc. The goal is to have a discussion across IT, Supply Chain, Privacy and Compliance to ensure that we are working together and looking at all possible vulnerabilities and each department is in synergy with the next.
We also worked with the HFMA Physician Engagement Committee to prepare a recent MACRA webinar for the Mid-Winter conference, which focused on the MACRA/MIPS program and how that is impacting healthcare providers in the State of Florida. Specific focus was shone on technology and its use in helping providers to promote clinical quality improvements, and better measure and improve clinical quality.