Even with all the information available on a patient, the care picture is still “rough and poorly defined,” says David Muntz. Social determinants, however, can play a key role by adding some pixels.
Data show that physicians at Stage 7 organizations tend to have an above-average user experience, but does that actually translate into delivering better care? Taylor Davis shares findings from a recent KLAS report.
The way not to teach care providers how to show empathy and incorporate it into their workflow? By mandating it, says Sue Murphy, who believes it should be less about checking a box, and more about understanding what others are feeling.
As technology advances and EHR utilization continues to expand, the HIMSS Analytics model that was once a standard has evolved into a toolset that can guide strategic decision making, says Blain Newton.
If we want to improve patient care, it’s not enough merely to share data within our own organization – or with those who use the same EHR, says CIO Ed Kopetsky, who believes partnering with others is “core to who we are.”