We have the pieces necessary to achieve interoperability, but they must be placed strategically and tactically if we’re going to achieve the desired result, says David Muntz.
The best way to keep a team motivated? Provide a working environment that meets their needs, communicate often, and make sure they understand the tremendous impact IT has on patient care, says CIO Liz Johnson.
The field of healthcare IT made great strides in the past eight years, says CIO John Halamka. Now it’s time to refine the path forward by taking steps like reducing the burden on clinicians and focusing on infrastructure.
While there is no blueprint for value-based care that can fit the needs of every organization, there are components that need to be included in any framework, says Renee Lizotte-Broadbent of UMass Memorial.
Although some organizations are finding complex ways to move data, the reality is that most care happens regionally, says Chuck Christian, who talks about IHIE’s goal to create a patient-centered data home.