Course Description

As the deepening public health crisis rocks the world, the healthcare industry has undoubtedly been upended by COVID-19. Healthcare organizations are preparing to face escalating and seemingly insurmountable operational costs, including those stemming from vendor relationships, during this critical time. Costs and sustainability related to health IT were a priority before the novel coronavirus outbreak. Cost control decisions will weigh even more heavily on healthcare executives during and after our nation overcomes COVID-19.

This session offers best practices on cost optimization and rationalization for IT services vendors and contracts. The speaker details proven steps and a structured approach to rationalize vendor portfolios and IT costs for healthcare organizations in an era of crisis and industry upheaval. These steps require deeper insight and analysis to yield sustainable results: decrease costs to support operations, and prioritize projects that impact the bottom line. He also discusses findings from a recent CHIME survey on trending third party services within health IT, as well as what has changed with COVID-19.

Course curriculum

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VP Advisory Services, CereCore

Peyman Zand

Peyman a health IT veteran and currently leads the advisory services division of CereCore, where he works with hospital and health system leaders to deliver specific and measurable results through a methodical approach to strategic planning and project execution. He previously served as a Vice President at Community Health Systems and regional CIO for Tenet Healthcare. He earned his BS in Math & Engineering from Michigan State University and MBA from the University of Michigan-Flint.

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