If we want to make interoperability a reality, we need to stop thinking of it as a utopian place where data flows freely, and instead define it as the ability to incrementally improve functionality, says Doug Fridsma.
If a vendor partnership is going to be successful, there has to be trust on both sides, says Skip Rollins, who also believes it’s critical that CIOs are willing to walk away if it’s no longer working.
To assume that patients don’t want access to their data “underestimates” what they can do, says AMIA CEO Doug Fridsma, who talks about why it can be empowering for patients, providers, and developers.
Being CIO at a critical access hospital is more than just dealing with a tighter budget; it’s being willing to get your hands dirty and help out where it’s needed, says Jake Dorst.
Being a community health system means not rushing into major decisions – especially deciding on a core EHR vendor, and finding ways to make sure resources are maximized, says CIO Skip Rollins.