It may not always have been the hot topic on Capitol Hill, but these days, policymakers are very interested in health IT, says Leslie Krigstein, who talks about the key issues on CIOs’ minds, and how CHIME’s Public Policy team is looking to play more offense and less defense.
If nationwide interoperability is going to become a reality, there are five key interoperability transactions that need to be operationalized across networks, say John Halamka and Micky Tripathi.
MU changes — “You can be everything from a skeptic to an optimist.”
Determining “the next step of revolutionary change”
Keeping on the path to ACOs
Launching the patient ID challenge
“What is the biggest problem you need to fix?”
New Board Chair Marc Probst – “A great leader in our industry.”
Interoperability and patient access to data were among the top themes addressed in the HELP Committee’s draft health IT legislation, which aims to improve the use and development of tools such as EHRs.
If the Meaningful Use program is going to be successful, the timeline for Stage 3 must be extended to enable providers to fully implement modifications made to Stage 2, and interoperability must take center stage, says CHIME.