Building a Self-Perpetuating Culture of Innovation to Break Through Tough Healthcare Operational Barriers

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT 

Limited inpatient bed capacity and elective surgical case backlogs took center stage during the pandemic, highlighting patient access and throughput challenges. However, optimizing the patient's journey through a health system has been a decades old challenge even during ‘normal times’. Coordinated patient throughput is vital to efficiently managing the hospital and quality care delivery, but it requires reducing workflow friction and eliminating operational barriers.

Dr. McGill discusses how and why Community Health Network built a data-driven culture that thrives on innovation and that is breaking through historical barriers. Dr. McGill also discusses why the adoption of data and advanced analytics is imperative for health systems and how digital technologies are optimizing expensive healthcare assets such as operating rooms and nurse and surgeon time – without placing additional burdens on healthcare providers and workers.

Learning Objectives:
  • Examine the organizational and strategic benefits to a health system of building a self-perpetuating culture of innovation.
  • Discover step-by-step guidance on how to establish a data-driven culture.
  • Understand why it’s important for healthcare organizations to explore third-party partnerships to implement advanced analytics and optimize expensive assets .


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Patrick McGill, MD

EVP, Chief Transformation Officer, Community Health Network

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Sanjeev Agrawal

President and Chief Operating Officer, LeanTaaS