The key to achieving success in healthcare IT – or any field, for that matter – isn’t in the number of calls you make, but rather the level of service you provide, says Mitch Parker, CISO at Indiana University Health.
Healthcare organizations are never going to be completely secure – especially when working with outside vendors, but there are ways to mitigate risk, whether it’s through software, services, or industry initiatives, says Dan Czech.
Implementing a system that can accurately identify patients isn’t as simple as adding a field to an EMR system. But it is going to require “a mobilization and educational effort similar to the one that made EMR usage pervasive,” says Mitch Parker.
As digital tools become more critical to operations, it’s becoming increasingly important to develop a more “coherent and structured” process that can give health IT leaders the knowledge and experience they need, says Will Smart.
Before we can get into the specifics of why a national patient identification system is necessary, it’s important to reflect on the changes the industry has seen in the past 20 years when it comes to data access and privacy, says Mitch Parker.