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.
There’s perhaps no better – or worse – example of unintended consequences than CIOs having to cancel a telemedicine program to devote resources to MU. But thanks to recent legislation, the days of making such difficult decisions may be numbered, says CHIME.
CMS’ decision to ease back on the final rule is a game-changer, and it wouldn’t have been possible without testimonies from health IT leaders, say Mari Savickis and Leslie Krigstein of CHIME.
The direction health IT policy has taken might leave some with more questions than answers, but CIO John Halamka remains optimistic. Here’s why.