The Role of Innovation and Technology in Healthcare Transformation
// By Dan Dunlop //
As we continue to travel down the path of healthcare transformation, there are key individuals—healthcare leaders and innovators—whose ideas and actions are helping to shape the new look of healthcare delivery in America. Tony Slonim, MD, DrPH, is one such individual.
Dr. Slonim is president and chief executive officer of Renown Health in Reno, Nevada, a not-for-profit integrated health network and Accountable Care Organization serving a 17-county region that includes northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe, and northeast California. For the past four years, he has chaired the American Journal of Managed Care’s ACO Coalition. A recognized thought leader, he also serves on the American Hospital Association’s Health Care Systems Council, representing more than 250 integrated health systems in the U.S. and their concerns.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Slonim and discuss the future of healthcare delivery. In particular, I was curious to learn his perspective on the role of technology and innovation in healthcare transformation. Here, I’ll share excerpts from our in-depth conversation covering:
- The importance of consumer engagement as health systems shift to new models of care
- The changing role of marketing in healthcare transformation
- Innovations using predictive analytics and genetics
- How mobile technologies and virtual care are expanding access