Nearly a half-year after announcing it was acquiring Cerner, Oracle is making headlines again – this time with plans to create a national health records database. In this piece, David Chou discusses what that could mean for CIOs and other leaders.
As healthcare organizations strive to provide a seamless experience across the continuum, patient identification becomes increasingly important, according to our panelists. “We need to make sure we have the right patient at the right time, and the correct match for that patient.”
It may seem pessimistic, but planning for the divorce before entering into a relationship with a vendor is the most practical move healthcare leaders can make – especially when it involves data, according to CIOs Chuck Podesta and Saad Chaudry.
With one major milestone of the interoperability rule checked off and another approaching quickly, it’s time for leaders to “take the reins and turn these rules into actionable insights for clinicians and patients,” according to John Halamka, MD, and Paul Cerrato of Mayo Clinic Platform.
For Rochester RHIO, which has been around since 2006, the key to longevity has been in its ability to evolve, and its willingness to “listen to the community and respond to what they need,” says CIO Andrea Richardson.