As technology advances and EHR utilization continues to expand, the HIMSS Analytics model that was once a standard has evolved into a toolset that can guide strategic decision making, says Blain Newton.
There is a way that technology companies like Apple can help improve patient outcomes and improve efficiency – but it’s not by purchasing Epic or any other EHR vendor, says David Chou.
If we want to improve patient care, it’s not enough merely to share data within our own organization – or with those who use the same EHR, says CIO Ed Kopetsky, who believes partnering with others is “core to who we are.”
It may seem premature to suggest that thin client, cloud-centric computing is the future, “but from a security, cost, and maintainability perspective, it certainly seems like the right direction,” says Dr. John Halamka.
As organizations focus more resources on optimization, having leaders who can act as “bridges” between is becoming increasingly important, says Hillary Ross, who discusses trends in health IT leadership.