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.
After several decades, it’s time to move on to EHR 1.0, says Dr. John Halamka, which means leveraging technology and social media tools to make the clinician’s jobs easier – not more difficult.
Having a model that includes both a care delivery system and a health plan not only benefits patients, it also offers vendors a unique partnership opportunity, says CIO Jeff Brown.
The realignment of incentives has enabled the industry to stop focusing on episodic care and start looking at patient care in a much more holistic way, and that’s a huge step forward, says Tina Esposito.
After spending three jam-packed days monitoring the biggest trends in health IT at the biggest industry event, CIO John Halamka feels optimistic about the future – but has concerns about the present.