‘History favors the bold’: The digital transformation mandate for the healthcare industry


By Nick Hut

For hospitals and health systems, undertaking a digital transformation is necessary, daunting and exciting. Finance leaders play a pivotal role in the effort, Jason Lineen, senior vice president of consulting services with AVIA, said during a presentation Friday.

“Almost every strategic plan that I see these days coming out of a health system has a big pillar about digital innovation,” said Lineen, whose company partners with hospitals and health systems on digital-transformation initiatives. “Are you sufficiently budgeting to achieve the results and to achieve the impact? It’s not just dollars — it’s also human capital.”

In “Accelerating Your Organization’s Digital Transformation,” the closing session of HFMA’s 2020 Digital Annual Conference, Lineen discussed the opportunity at hand for providers.