In today’s healthcare environment, the mindset can’t be ‘what have you done for me lately,’ but rather, ‘what are you doing for patients now, and in the future.’ And that was precisely the theme at last week’s NY miniHIMSS.
One of the most important things Chuck Christian has learned from speaking with physicians? “If you can present data in a manner and process that fits into their workflow, they’re more apt to use it.”
If we want to uncover the “true patient story,” we need to connect the dots across separate entities and look at data in a longitudinal way, says Dr. Rasu Shrestha, who talks about his team’s strategy at UPMC.
One of the most important topics relating to interoperability is one that isn’t being talked about at all, says Chuck Christian, who shares some of the concerns IHIE is hearing about liability.
For Indiana Health Information Exchange, it all comes down to one core task: giving physicians information they don’t have – and not forcing them to look for it, says Chuck Christian.