The field of healthcare IT made great strides in the past eight years, says CIO John Halamka. Now it’s time to refine the path forward by taking steps like reducing the burden on clinicians and focusing on infrastructure.
From cloud hosted interoperability to patient engagement, CIO John Halamka examines the top goals his organization set for 2016, and how they actually panned out in the past year.
With a new president elected, we know that change is ahead, but in Washington this is nothing new, says John Halamka, who lists the 10 themes he believes will guide the industry over the next few years.
Patients want more than raw data; they want tools that help them more easily interact with the healthcare system, says CIO John Halamka. And that means stepping out of the dark ages of portals and exploring apps.
Are the challenges that plague healthcare IT executives in the US really different from those facing leaders in other countries? No, says CIO John Halamka, who draws some interesting parallels.