16 Feb Mayo Clinic analyst to talk population health imperatives at HIMSS16
Even grand visions should begin by soliciting feedback from as many employees as possible, according to Jerry Sobolik, senior business analyst at the famed health system.
For population health to gain a firm footing, healthcare organizations must start with conversations on the ground level.
“It’s the people who will make the change,” said Jerry Sobolik, senior business analyst at the Mayo Clinic.
Sobolik leads a team at Mayo working on standardization methods for Mayo’s three electronic health record systems, creating definitions and reports around data elements.
Since staff members were initially reluctant, Mayo’s team interviewed employees to uncover their concerns and needs. Each EHR has its own terms and definitions, for instance, and the idea is to get all of the parties on the same page.
To achieve enough buy-in and standardization of processes, in fact, Sobolik and his team engaged the outliers who did not yet see the benefit to population health management.
“We learned about their practices,” he explained. “So the system can be designed to fit their needs.”
Some even became population health proponents.