Like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, Chuck Christian keeps coming back to one topic: patient identification, and it will keep happening until healthcare finds a reliable way to match patients, he says in this post.
With HHS releasing the long-awaited proposed rule on data blocking and HIPAA being reopened, healthcare IT’s future looks bright – as long as some key concerns don’t let lost in the shuffle, says CHIME’s Mari Savickis.
For David Muntz, the most rewarding part of being at CHIME-HIMSS was “the meaningful conversation,” whether it took place at presentations, on the exhibit floor, at social events, or in the hallway.
All of the effort invested into getting data where it needs to be won’t yield much of a return if the processes aren’t where they need to be, says Chuck Christian, reflecting on the concept of interoperability.
Should patients be able to access and share their medical records? Of course. But are patients willing to read all the fine print, and qualified to properly vet third parties? That, says Chuck Christian, is the big question.