Whether the focus is on cybersecurity, the opioid epidemic, or easing the burden on clinicians, CHIME’s policy team always has one goal in mind: how to push forward policies that leverage technology to improve care, says Mari Savickis.
Between possible ACA repeals, storms, and the lack of an HHS Secretary, it’s been a difficult time to get the ear of politicians, but CHIIME’s team is forging ahead to advocate for cybersecurity, interoperability, and telehealth.
Although the new administration is still getting its feet wet, a key goal has already been established: reducing the regulatory burden for clinicians, say CHIME’s policy leaders, who talk about the top items on their list.
There’s perhaps no better – or worse – example of unintended consequences than CIOs having to cancel a telemedicine program to devote resources to MU. But thanks to recent legislation, the days of making such difficult decisions may be numbered, says CHIME.
CMS’ decision to ease back on the final rule is a game-changer, and it wouldn’t have been possible without testimonies from health IT leaders, say Mari Savickis and Leslie Krigstein of CHIME.