Key Considerations for Payers Moving to the Cloud

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Laura S. Marble
Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Health Plan Business
Blue Cross Blue Shield

Laura S. Marble is vice president and chief information officer of Health Plan Business for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and has been with the organization since 2000. She is responsible for the oversight, development, implementation and enhancement of systems and processes that support the company’s commercial and individual business.

Marble spent 17 years with Electronic Data Systems, where she rose to client executive and partner. She has an extensive background in managed care health information technology from her work with more than 20 Blue plans and numerous commercial insurers, HMOs and workers’ compensation organizations while at EDS.

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Tues, Oct 30th, 2018, 1:00 PM EDT

The healthcare industry is undergoing significant transformation in its use of hardware, software, and storage, with many leading institutions moving to the healthcare cloud to improve performance and at the same time cut costs by optimizing their use these flexible resources.

Despite the growing interest in cloud computing in healthcare, payers are struggling to get started and short on answers as where to begin. With so much of their operating budget tied up in keeping the lights on and maintaining legacy systems, payers have little room to make costly mistakes in their approach to digital transformation using the cloud.

As Vice President of IT at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Laura Marble has overseen innovations at the health payer focused on building efficiencies, monitoring the performance of new and old systems, working hand in hand with business partners, fostering a flexible and adaptable approach to technology adoption, and investing in new business relationships and agreements.

In this presentation, Marble will detail ways to unlock the potential of cloud computing to innovate at scale when properly approached.

Learning objectives:
Identifying key areas of focus for CTOs, CIOs and Chief Digital Officers as they prepare for the cloud
Developing a migration analysis plan to guide the move to the cloud
Employing strategies for cloud migration that do not disrupt business operations
Making the healthcare cloud part of an organization’s business strategy and objectives

This webcast is approved for up to 1.0 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).