A longtime health IT advocate, Chuck Christian has been honored by CHIME with its Federal Public Policy Award for CIO Leadership.
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.”
If we want to improve interoperability, we need to find ways to wade through data lakes and present clinicians with the information they need, when and how they need it, says Chuck Christian.
When it comes to facilitating data exchange, it’s not a matter of choosing between HIEs and models like Commonwell, says Chuck Christian, who believes “there are different needs for different use cases.”
One of the most common requests Chuck Christian hears from physicians? ‘Don’t tell me what I already know. Tell me what I don’t know.’ In this segment, he talks about IHIE hopes to make a reality.