The digital storm that has hit other industries is headed for healthcare, says Bill Russell, and it’s the leader’s responsibility to have the organization pointed in the right direction and focused on the things that will matter most.
With more people requiring care and fewer professionals able to provide it, it’s time remote monitoring took center stage, says Dr. Joseph Kvedar, who talks about what adoption will mean for healthcare delivery, and how we got here.
Although there is excitement surrounding the potential benefits of telehealth, there are also concerns about the barriers that exist, including financial incentives and logistics, says Mark Allphin of KLAS.
The number of HIEs may be decreasing, but these organizations are going in strength, says Chuck Christian, who believes “we’re just starting to scratch the surface of what the capabilities may be.”
In the first of a two-part series, Glenn Mamary discusses what’s driving hospitals to integrate their information systems with post-acute care facilities, and how it can improve patient care.