Although health systems are making major strides toward digitization, the reality is that when it comes to delivering test results and referrals, some still rely heavily on fax machines, says CMIO CT Lin, who offers insights on how to right the ship.
Interoperability remains a challenge in all care environments. But while acute care is making progress when it comes to accessing data electronically, the post-acute world seems to be stuck in the past, says Erik Bermudez of KLAS.
It wasn’t a new strategy that has helped Geisinger reduce ER visits and hospital admissions. In fact, it’s one of the oldest in the books, says David Feinberg, who talks about the reboot that is changing the game.
The processes of sending, receiving, and tracking patient records should be as easy as pie – or at least as easy as tracking a pizza pie, but despite the technology we have in place, we’re still a long way, says Amy Stiner.
Providing better care for high-risk patients can’t happen until those individuals are properly identified, which ConcertoHealth is able to do using an algorithm, says CIO Sampath Narayanan.