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.
While there is no blueprint for value-based care that can fit the needs of every organization, there are components that need to be included in any framework, says Renee Lizotte-Broadbent of UMass Memorial.