This issue of GPJ focuses on the exciting innovations occurring in medical groups and health systems, many driven by technology. These innovations inspire us to strategically build our ability to employ technology for more efficient processes, better health outcomes,
higher patient engagement, and lower costs. However,
technology also has made providing care more complex, and
electronic medical record (EMR) systems have been linked to
rising provider burnout.
This issue offers many examples of how healthcare
delivery organizations are addressing these challenges and
pioneering ways to employ technological solutions to better
deliver care, improve outcomes, and engage physicians in
exciting, new ways.
The stories in this issue are just a few examples of innovations being developed at AMGA member groups. At our 2019
Annual Conference (AC19), technology and data analytics are
primary areas of focus. Our members will be sharing their
strategies for using technology and overcoming the challenges of physician engagement, with a specific track related
to technology and telemedicine. Highlights include:
F Acute Hospital Care at Home: Year One Results and
F eHospitalist: Optimization of Your Hospitalist Practice
Catholic Health Initiatives
F Optimizing Technologies to Succeed in Value-Driven
Health Quest Medical Practice and IBM Watson
F Precision Medicine and Provider Groups Panel: What Does
the Future Hold?
Mayo Clinic, Wake Forest Baptist Health, and INOVA Health
F Using Frontline Tools to Bolster Quality Engagement
The South Bend Clinic
These groups are finding ways to innovate and engage and
their stories are just a small fraction of the many strategies
and issues that will be featured at AC19. Please join us March
27–30 near our nation’s capital to explore the exciting frontier
of healthcare innovation.
For more details, see page 23 or visit amga.org/ac19.
By Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., President and Chief Executive Officer
Innovations inspire us to strategically build our
ability to employ technology for more efficient
processes, better health outcomes, higher
patient engagement, and lower costs.