Geisinger Shows How Data Drives Change

Geisinger Health System, the pioneering integrated care network, is “perfectly designed to do a huge number of experiments in both the provider and payer sides,” said its CEO Glenn Steele Jr., M.D., on Thursday in his keynote at the Healthcare IT News/HIMSS Media Healthcare Business Intelligence Forum in Washington.

“Attack cost or increase quality? If you reengineer, you may get a twofer,” he said. While the data-mining capability on the insurance side “is totally different” from the information on provider side, said Steele, the “integration of those two has been the success” in Geisinger’s better outcomes in the treatment of diabetes, congestive heart failure and more.