For Karen DeSalvo, serving as National Health IT Coordinator offered the opportunity to “think big and do big things,” and made for an extremely memorable three years.
For all of its faults, Meaningful Use has helped move the needle significantly, says CIO Mark Farrow, who talks about the differences in healthcare between the US and Canada, and how he works to foster innovation.
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.