The number of HIEs may be decreasing, but these organizations are going in strength, says Chuck Christian, who believes “we’re just starting to scratch the surface of what the capabilities may be.”
If we want to improve interoperability, we need to find ways to wade through data lakes and present clinicians with the information they need, when and how they need it, says Chuck Christian.
When it comes to facilitating data exchange, it’s not a matter of choosing between HIEs and models like Commonwell, says Chuck Christian, who believes “there are different needs for different use cases.”
When the same workflow issues surface again and again, it’s time to stop applying band-aids and get to the root of the problem, says CIO Brian Thomas, who talks about his “structured change management process.”
Three years ago, St. Luke’s had to take a pause in its Epic journey to make sure everyone was headed in the same direction. The detour, says CIO Marc Chasin, was well worth it.