The Association for Executives in Healthcare Applications, Data & Analytics (AEHADA) Reveals Bold New Plan for Uniting Digital Health Tech Leadership
Ann Arbor, MI, April 25, 2023 – Today, the Association for Executives in Healthcare Applications, Data, & Analytics (AEHADA) announced an ambitious plan to empower its growing community of digital health technologists. After the recent rebranding announcement where AEHADA unveiled its exciting new strategy to incorporate data and analytics in addition to its core emphasis on healthcare applications, the Association has seen a spike in membership interest. As more digital health leaders recognize the impact they can have on healthcare, many are seeking to join the AEHADA community and contribute their expertise.
“The healthcare industry is facing significant challenges, from staffing shortages to budget cuts and increasing cybersecurity threats. However, these challenges also present an opportunity for healthcare organizations that are willing to leverage data and analytics to drive innovative solutions,” said David Finn, Vice President of AEHADA, Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Technology (AEHIT), and Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS). He continued, “AEHADA recognizes the potential of data analytics to transform the industry. With our new name also comes a new perspective and strategy that harnesses the interconnectedness of all aspects of digital health.”
A Vision of Integrated Digital Heath Technology Leadership
AEHADA is taking bold steps to leverage its members’ collective expertise to address the complex challenges plaguing healthcare from every angle. “At the heart of our vision is a holistic approach that integrates all components of digital healthcare solutions to solve real challenges,” said Dr. Stacey Johnston, AEHADA Board Chair and Chief Applications Officer and Epic Program Executive at Baptist Health. “Our goal is to unite the brightest minds in digital health technology across healthcare IT disciplines to develop comprehensive, innovative solutions that improve patient outcomes, reduce costs, and enhance patient experiences.”
Building on the momentum of its recent rebranding, AEHADA is rallying the expertise of its members, partners, and affiliated associations AEHIT and AEHIS, as well as that of its founding organization, The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). “Our members will demonstrate the possibilities of breaking down functional silos by leveraging our organizations’ collective brainpower,” stated David Finn. “With all the hype about digital transformation, I think it’s important to remember that leading change isn’t solely about integrating technology. True transformation is ultimately about connecting people. From Chief Application Officers to Chief Information Security Officers, data scientists and beyond, we need the full spectrum of expertise, capabilities, and perspectives to focus on addressing the challenges healthcare providers are facing.”
A Practical Plan to Drive Transformational Action and Insights
AEHADA’s plan is two-fold, focusing on empowering its members and advocating for the role of data and analytics in healthcare. By providing educational resources, training opportunities, and networking and collaboration opportunities, AEHADA aims to foster a culture of collaborative innovation. AEHADA is committed to empowering its members with the latest tools and knowledge to drive innovation and make a positive impact in digital health. By providing access to cutting-edge training, AEHADA is building a community of healthcare technologists who are equipped to create a brighter future for healthcare.
In addition to empowering its members, AEHADA is committed to advocating for data privacy and ensuring interoperability in healthcare. The Association believes that data analytics can help healthcare organizations transform challenges into opportunities and gain insight on the practical application of emerging trends and technologies. AEHADA also aims to offer guidance on how its members can navigate the ever-evolving healthcare regulatory landscape.
“The healthcare industry is always rapidly evolving, and data analytics has emerged as a crucial tool to drive meaningful innovation. AEHADA is committed to empowering our members with the latest tools, knowledge, and training they need to apply data analytics in a meaningful way. At the same time, we believe that data governance, privacy and interoperability are all critical components of responsible data use, and we will continue to advocate for these principles in healthcare,” Dr. Johnston stated.
AEHADA’s growing community of digital health technologists is poised to lead the way in driving data-driven innovation in the healthcare industry. With the increasing importance of data analytics, AEHADA anticipates continued growth in membership and influence.
“As healthcare technologies continue to evolve so will the challenges we must solve. We expect that the AEHADA community will continue to grow; not only because we’ve expanded the scope of our focus, but because we see that more and more healthcare executives are answering the call to lend their expertise towards changing the direction of this industry,” David Finn concluded.
To learn more about AEHADA’s mission, vision, and its new direction, visit aehada.org.
AEHADA is an education and networking community designed to support and promote the professional needs of healthcare’s senior IT application leaders. AEHADA was formed by CHIME members and their direct reports to help support the next level of healthcare leaders. CHIME is the premier professional membership organization for chief information officers (CIOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. CHIME leadership heeded a message of concern from members that there was a distinct lack of education and resources geared towards healthcare applications executives; AEHADA was designed to address that unmet need in the industry.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs), chief innovation officers (CIOs), chief digital officers (CDOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 5,000 members in 56 countries plus two U.S. territories and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME and its three associations provide a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate, exchange best practices, address professional development needs and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and care in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.
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