As regulatory requirements mount and the “unblinking eye of the monitor” demands more attention from physicians, the eye contact that was once a key part of patient care is being broken, says Dr. David Bensema. So how can it be fixed?
For Albert Oriol, effective leadership comes down to four basic steps: setting the right vision, connecting the dots, listening to the team, and removing any obstacles in the way.
Ten years ago, ACOs and HIEs were the next big thing. Now, it’s data warehousing and analytics tools that have the potential to change the way care is practiced and business is conducted, says CIO Jason Bray.
When interoperability wasn’t baked into Meaningful Use, it left a mess that physicians have had to clean up, says David Bensema, who believes the only way to right the ship is to engage that very group.
The reason why interoperability wasn’t baked into HITECH? Because ONC knew it couldn’t be developed in a committee, but had to be done “in the real world,” even if that meant it would be “messy,” says Doug Fridsma.