About This Group
Healthcare spending in the United States is expected to reach $4.8
trillion by 2021, up from $2.6 trillion in 2010 and $75 billion in 1970.
Despite this increase in total spending, reimbursements related to the
delivery of care have been decreasing. Additionally, reimbursements are
increasingly related to the use of health information technology and its
impact upon improving patient satisfaction and their clinical outcomes.
This new economic paradigm, tied to customer satisfaction with service,
is driving healthcare delivery organizations to rethink how they conduct business and optimize efficiencies and effectiveness by creative uses of available and emerging information technologies.
This increasing use of information technology within healthcare’s
business and clinical related activities requires an aggressive overhaul of outdated work flows, legacy development styles, utilization of up-to-date subject matter experts, and other related activities.
The Agile Framework and Scrum specifically are especially well suited to meet new demands being placed onto healthcare delivery systems
nationwide so that they may more easily respond to changing and complex
priorities while increasing productivity among other deliverables.
The NY Metro Health Information Technology Agile/Scrum Group welcomes
anyone interested in learning more about the healthcare vertical and
its need of the Agile/Scrum framework as it applies its expanding use
of information technology, reengineering of its existing business
processes, expansion of its clinical activities into the mobile arena,
and related topics.