The Transformation Imperative: Why the social and economic forces disrupting healthcare are here to stay

Modern Healthcare- No matter how you size it up, what the U.S. spends each year on healthcare is a lot of money. That’s why there’s near-universal agreement that, no matter what happens in Washington over the next few years, the pressure on healthcare providers to transform the delivery system into one that achieves better outcomes at lower costs in a more patient- and consumer-friendly way will only grow more intense.

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UPMC’s Ed McCallister and Tal Heppenstall talk about UPMC’s strategic directions—and those of the industry

Healthcare Informatics- UPMC senior vice president CIO Ed McCallister and C. Talbot “Tal” Heppenstall, Jr., executive vice president and president of UPMC Enterprises, the business and technology development arm of the vast, 25-plus-hospital health system, based in Pittsburgh, met with Healthcare Informatics Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland on Feb. 21, to share their perspectives on the HIMSS Conference and to discuss the industry more broadly.

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