For healthcare organizations, the goal isn’t just to provide clinicians with useful data, but to provide it easily and quickly, says Chuck Christian, who talks about how IHIE is trying to facilitate that.
If we want to make interoperability a reality, we need to stop thinking of it as a utopian place where data flows freely, and instead define it as the ability to incrementally improve functionality, says Doug Fridsma.
From the data’s changing nature to the challenges in integrating new apps and devices, there are countless roadblocks to achieving interoperability. But it doesn’t have to be this way, says CMIO Albert Villarin.
For Karen DeSalvo, serving as National Health IT Coordinator offered the opportunity to “think big and do big things,” and made for an extremely memorable three years.
One of the most common requests Chuck Christian hears from physicians? ‘Don’t tell me what I already know. Tell me what I don’t know.’ In this segment, he talks about IHIE hopes to make a reality.