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by Dr. Damian Jankowicz
Published on May 1, 2018

There’s a lot of talk in the health care industry today around digital transformation and how organizations should shift to a data-driven culture. For the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, a mental health teaching hospital located in Toronto, Canada, these ideas aren’t just buzzwords. They are the building blocks by which this organization achieved HIMSS Stage 7.
 
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Dr. Damian Jankowicz, vice president, chief information officer and chief privacy officer at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Dr. Jankowicz discusses how CAMH has transformed itself into a data-driven organization through implementation of its clinical information system (CIS) as well as an enterprise data strategy.

In this episode, Dr. Jankowicz answers the following questions:  

  • What does being a data-driven organization mean for a mental health system like the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health?
  • It seems like a clinical information system would hold unique importance to a research enterprise, such as CAMH. How does integrating clinical data with research data and analytics-specific strategies empower better health outcomes?
  • What are some key outcomes that CAMH has experienced as a result of its focus on data? What impact have these results had on overall health care performance?
  • Can you describe some of the challenges or obstacles a data-driven culture within a health care setting might encounter and need to account for?
  • Let’s talk future-state. The health care industry is facing an influx of data like never before, and we’ve spent some time talking about how to extract insights from that data and put them to use today. How do you see the role of data in a health care setting evolving in the next 3-5 years? 

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by Cerner Corporation
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The last full day of #CHC18 wrapped Wednesday evening with the annual Cerner Bash at Kansas City's Power & Light district. On Thursday, we had a half-day of education sessions covering topics from restructuring accountable care organization (ACO) strategies to transforming health care through digital innovation. Here are today's highlights.

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by Cerner Corporation
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by Cerner Corporation
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World Mental Health Day coincided with day four of #CHC18, giving us all a chance to reflect on how we can enhance mental health education, awareness and advocacy against stigma. Wednesday also kicked off with the final keynote that delved into the topics of the opioid crisis and the intersection of artificial intelligence and genome intelligence. With an array of power sessions, special interest group meetings and panels throughout the day, conference attendees had plenty of opportunities to learn, network and contribute to the push toward smarter care.

Special Edition of The Cerner Podcast | Ep. 96: Tuesday at #CHC18

by Cerner Corporation
October 10, 2018
In this special edition episode, we bring insights from the 2018 Cerner Health Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, where more than 12,000 attendees from across the country and the globe have come together to learn and network. Sit at the table with us as we have conversations with health care leaders, Cerner clients and industry influencers. We're covering health IT trends and focusing on this year’s CHC theme of “Smarter Care.”