Earlier this month at the HIMSS conference in New Orleans I sat down with Phil Fasano, SVP and CIO of Kaiser Permanente to discuss his new book, Transforming Health Care: The Financial Impact of Technology, Electronic Tools and Data Mining.
We discussed how the health care industry can use information technology to make health care more affordable, convenient and accessible. Fasano believes health IT can help completely transform the relationship between patients and providers.
Fasano looks forward to an era where a patient’s medical record is available wherever he or she seeks care, where empowered consumers use mobile devices to access customized, personalized information that they can understand and use.
Fasano was encouraged at HIMSS to see a greater emphasis on connectivity than in the past.
Interviewed conducted by David E. Williams of the Health Business Group.