Time and time again, data have shown that incorporating clinical decision support into EHRs can improve outcomes. So why is it still a decision for many organizations? Mike Davis examines this complex issue.
Whether the focus is on cybersecurity, the opioid epidemic, or easing the burden on clinicians, CHIME’s policy team always has one goal in mind: how to push forward policies that leverage technology to improve care, says Mari Savickis.
Document sharing among organizations has the potential to help improve care quality – but only if it includes more than just discrete diagnoses and lab results, which only provide part of the care picture, says Anupam Goel.
Although understanding analytics and fostering innovation have become part of the CMIO’s role, the most important component is still being able to communicate with physicians, say our panelists.
If implemented properly, care management programs can help improve quality and reduce costs. But if they’re forced on providers too quickly, they can have quite the opposite effect, says Dr. John Halamka.