It was a shared belief “a platform is needed that simplifies the sharing of app-based IT interventions across healthcare institutions” that brought a vendor and health system together. The rest is history – or, more likely, the future.
Vendors can’t be expected to create innovative solutions unless they’re able to truly understand what providers want, says KLAS’ Jared Jeffery, reflecting on data presented at the recent Utah HIMSS conference.
At Wake Forest Baptist, patient engagement goes beyond just offering a portal. It’s working with communities and families to find better, less disruptive ways to manage care, says CIO Dee Emon.
The biggest mistake health IT leaders are making with vendors? Failing to continually reassess contracts and look for savings, says Brian Thomas, who talks about the need for true partnerships.
With the potential they’ve already shown, digital therapeutics can become a legitimate tool in the battle against chronic diseases. The challenge, says Dr. Joe Kvedar, will come in getting them into the mainstream.