Today, HIMSS and AVIA announced HX360™, a new co-developed initiative. HX360 was created to improve the way that health care is delivered by both inspiring and facilitating the adoption and use of next generation (non-EHR Platform) technologies by provider organizations, in areas where health system executives are passionate to combine the right mix of resources, processes and technologies.
“Globally, health system leaders are looking to reinvent care delivery to not just treat illness, but manage the overall health of entire populations,” said Dr. Roy Smythe, chief executive officer, HX360. “HX360 seeks to close the gaps that exist between the needs of health care leaders and the new technologies that have been created and will continue to evolve, or what we are referring to as next generation technologies.”
HX360 will provide a series of solutions and services to support health systems adoption of next generation technologies. Drawing on more than 18 months of research by AVIA – including interviews with health care executives, a review of health systems strategic plans, and an extensive evaluation of the health care industry itself – HX360 has identified eight areas in health care delivery that can benefit from next generation technologies.
- Existing patient retention
- New patient acquisition
- Patient experience improvement
- Primary care provider efficiency
- Post-acute care management
- Care coordination for chronic conditions
- Mandated quality metrics improvement
- Supply chain optimization
HX360 is also developing the HX360 Index, a new tool to help health system leaders calibrate their preparedness for tackling current challenges in health care delivery using new technologies. Using seven key measures, the Index provides a roadmap for optimizing current processes and structures for next generation technologies. These measures include:
- Next generation technology adoption and use
- Innovation capacity
- Degree of care delivery integration
- Payment model
- Foundational preparedness (platform technology adoption and use) (HIMSS Model)
- Financial performance
- Quality and safety organization
HX360 is partnering with related member organizations to serve as a content resource.
In addition to the proprietary HX360 Index™ and identification of current Contemporary Provider Challenges, HX360 will offer exclusive, ongoing forums for health system executives to promote and test the actions and initiatives necessary to bring changes to health care delivery, including HX360’s inaugural event, April 12-15, 2015 in Chicago.
More information about HX360 is available at www.hx360.org.