With the advent of population health comes a fundamental shift in our way of thinking about healthcare – not just in who it affects, but how it is delivered, says CIO Brian Thomas.
When it comes to transitioning from face-to-face to video visits, clinicians still have trepidation, and the onus is on leaders to assuage those fears by addressing the reimbursement and integration questions, says Joe Kvedar.
Over the years, Dr. Joseph Kvedar has seen many predictions come to fruition, but even he didn’t foresee a retail pharmacy chain and a payer breaking new ground in leveraging wearables to improve outcomes.
Although the concept of telemedicine isn’t exactly radical, one could argue that the way it’s being applied at organizations like NewYork-Presbyterian to improve the patient experience are quite innovative, says CIO Daniel Barchi.
It may be called the Quality Payment Program ‘final’ rule, but it’s only the beginning of the journey, says John Halamka, MD, who provides insight into what it means for physicians and hospital leaders.