The change in administration has left CIOs with more questions than answers, but CHIME’s Public Policy team feels “optimistic” about the future of health IT, according to Leslie Krigstein and Mari Savickis.
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.
The 21st Century Cures Act has significant implications for both vendors and providers in the health IT space, says Orlando Portale, who breaks down what it will mean for all parties.
Patients want more than raw data; they want tools that help them more easily interact with the healthcare system, says CIO John Halamka. And that means stepping out of the dark ages of portals and exploring apps.
The biggest issue with the current regularly environment in health IT? Unless changes are made, physicians can’t practice medicine and vendors can’t innovate — and that simply won’t do, says Randy McCleese.