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.
Chuck Christian speaks candidly about why “the jury is still out” on FHIR, the toughest component of interoperability, and why he decided to leave the CIO role.
If we really want to understand ‘health information exchange’ – the verb, not the noun – we must realize that they all aren’t created equal, and that some are delivering what clinicians actually need, says Chuck Christian.