“The work we do in public policy is so important, because we can drive substantial change,” says CIO Theresa Meadows, who talks about the value of advocacy, the biggest challenges in cybersecurity, and why Meaningful Use was a game-changer.
“We need to be able to present data in a way that patients can use it and understand it,” says Liz Johnson, who was recognized at the CHIME19 Fall Forum for her unwavering dedication to improving care through advocacy and education.
When your mission is to drive change, there are inevitably going to be setbacks. What sets successful organizations apart, says CHIME CEO Russell Branzell, is the ability to stay the course and find a way to move forward.
Unlike in years past, healthcare IT leaders now have access to some of the most influential rule makers and legislators, making it all the more critical to keep plugging away and “shoot for something better,” says CIO Michael Martz.
The most effective way for CIOs and other leaders to continue to drive for change in health IT policy? To share your stories, say Congress representatives Doris Matsui, Bill Johnson, and Bill Foster, who discussed their involvement in telehealth, patient matching, and other key areas.