In this episode, John Kravitz discusses how Geisinger is standardizing their platforms to be more efficient and cost-effective.
Healthcare providers and integrated networks are in early stages of a digital strategy. It is the responsibility of a health system to make it as easy, smooth and frictionless as possible for the customers to access health care services.
Geisinger Health is an organization that is truly data driven and is leveraging technology and predictive analytics effectively across their health plan and health system to serve their most at-risk patients. They are taking a considered and methodical approach to cloud migration. John also shares his advice for technology providers who want to be a part of the journey.
As the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, John is responsible for IT strategy, governance and operations, and business growth through merger and acquisition. John is responsible for the regional health information exchange, KeyHIE, which currently connects organizations throughout Pennsylvania. John has been involved with the Care Connectivity Consortium, a group of healthcare providers which consists of Geisinger, Intermountain Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente and Mayo Clinic who are developing tools to support the Nationwide Health Information Exchange.
Prior to joining Geisinger, John was VP/CIO for Good Shepherd Rehab Network located in Allentown, Pa. While at Good Shepherd he had the technology responsibility for Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a post-acute hospital and ambulatory clinic network through a joint venture with the University of Pennsylvania Health System located in downtown Philadelphia.
He is a Board Member of the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME). John is a member of Health Information Management System Society (HIMSS), and American Telemedicine Association (ATA), as well as serving on the Central Pennsylvania HIMSS Chapter Board, and KINBER Board, which provides fiber optic connectivity throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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