Information Technology at Dignity Health
As one of the nation’s leading health systems, we’re pioneering a brand new IT organization from the ground up, and that means immense opportunities for IT professionals. Imagine equipping an entire system of hospitals with a consistent platform of integrated technology. Or seeing your innovative ideas directly impact patient outcomes.
Our IT Services group serves as a collaborative partner in leveraging the power of humankindness. We deliver the advanced knowledge and technologies that enable our teams to provide the best care possible. From Clinical Improvement to Project Management and Security, we have projects that will challenge you, hone your abilities, and ultimately leave you with a far-reaching sense of professional satisfaction.
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Improved connectivity enables doctors, nurses and other clinicians to focus more time on what matters most: providing excellent patient care. When everyone’s connected, we can achieve superior service experiences, higher quality outcomes, and more efficient delivery and management of care. Dignity Health is developing and implementing a multi-year Enterprise Data Strategy. This strategy will progressively build out an operational and analytic capability that solves key business challenges with a state-of-the-art data and technology architecture. We are also increasing patient connectivity through EHR, which provides a digital, life-long health history of patients receiving care at Dignity Health.
This is an important time for Dignity Health as we strive to improve quality of patient care and advance clinical integration through the implementation of acute and ambulatory electronic health records (EHR). Our continuing investment in EHR demands a more robust and concerted investment in IT systems. Dignity Health is creating an environment of participatory health care, where patients, families, and caregivers are provided with real-time health information access to help them be more effective in managing their health and wellness goals.
The provision of clinical detail is about to take a quantum leap forward as we transition to ICD-10. That means moving from 13,000 diagnosis codes currently to 68,000, and from 11,000 procedure codes to 87,000. Supporting advances in medicine, research and population care management, the plan will also include the implementation of Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) and will provide increased efficiency and centralized coding resources. Of course, the transition will involve significant changes to people, processes and technology across the organization. Dignity Health will look to its dedicated IT group to help lead the way during this exciting step forward.