Improving disaster response starts with a simple concept: the ability to provide relief workers with the information they need at the point of care, says Mariann Yeager, who talks about how the Sequoia Project is working to do that.
Healthcare is provided locally and should be governed locally – but is there a way to enable that while protecting patient data? That’s the big question, says Chuck Christian, who believes IHIE might have a solution.
Forget the shiny tools and buzzwords. In 2019, healthcare leaders are focused on leveraging technology to improve the experience for care providers and consumers, build a solid IS culture, and, most importantly, realizing the value of these solutions.
The only way to truly assess how far the industry has come in its quest for interoperability is to start from the beginning, says Chuck Christian, who provides a history lesson on federal policy and programs.
Interoperability remains a challenge in all care environments. But while acute care is making progress when it comes to accessing data electronically, the post-acute world seems to be stuck in the past, says Erik Bermudez of KLAS.