Patients and their families shouldn’t have to move mountains and pray for miracles to access medical records or request a referral. But unfortunately, it’s precisely what needs to happen, according to one parent.
If implemented properly, care management programs can help improve quality and reduce costs. But if they’re forced on providers too quickly, they can have quite the opposite effect, says Dr. John Halamka.
The direction health IT policy has taken might leave some with more questions than answers, but CIO John Halamka remains optimistic. Here’s why.
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.
The benefits of e-commerce are obvious, what’s not as clear is the fact that the transformation from brick and mortar can be downright rocky, says CIO John Halamka.