We have to be careful when we accuse vendors (or any organization, for that matter) of data blocking, says Chuck Christian, who believes it’s much more complicated than just refusing to cooperate.
With the major pieces — legislation, technology, and consumer expectations — all starting to fall into place, the time to start thinking about telehealth is now, says Bill Russell.
Rather than acting as a barrier during patient encounters, EMRs can actually help improve engagement — if physicians receive the right training, says Mike Davis.
By digitizing healthcare, the industry unwittingly created data gatekeepers, says Bill Russell. But in light of CMS’ proposed changes to Meaningful Use, they could finally be relieved of their duties.
If you want to improve patient access, stop focusing on measuring it, and instead focus on turning your website into an interactive experience, says Paul Roemer.