As a CIO and physician, John Halamka takes issue with the recent “snake oil” comments, arguing that the health IT industry has created a “digital foundation that is a prerequisite for the next generation of tools.”
It’s not about criticizing MACRA, but about opening up a true dialogue about how to evolve from fee-for-service to fee-for-volume, says CIO John Halamka, who offers practical ideas on how to move forward.
When it comes to interoperability, the flow of data may have started, but a clear path hasn’t been formed, writes Bob Kash of KLAS, who urges vendors and providers to roll up their sleeves and remove the debris.
In the final installment, Kent Gale talks about what it’s been like to work closely with his son, the role that volunteer work plays in his life, and what KLAS does to make sure quality never takes a back seat.
Why did KLAS decide to take on interoperability? “There was a lot of misinformation,” says Kent Gale, who also talks about what surprised him at the inaugural summit, and the next big area his team is focusing on.