As technology evolves and user expectations grow, CIOs are looking for more from HIE vendors that the ability to exchange patient records. In fact, that’s becoming the baseline, says Coray Tate, who shares findings from KLAS’ interoperability report.
Rather than focusing only on what hasn’t been accomplished, it’s important to recognize all that has, says Steven Posnack, who talks about what motivates him, what the future looks like, and what he has learned from his mentors.
When it comes to selecting a patient engagement solution, healthcare organizations shouldn’t necessarily look to large vendors, says Mike Davis, but rather, tools that “provide assistance and guidance through all phases of care,” and are user-friendly.
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.
The good news? Healthcare organizations are finding success when it comes to interoperability. The not-so-good news? That success often comes in sharing data within their own system, rather than with outsiders, according to research from the Center for Connected Medicine.