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.
As healthcare leaders shift their focus to clinician satisfaction – and specifically, reducing burnout – there are key questions that need to be answered to help determine next steps, according to research from KLAS’ Arch Collaborative.
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.
No matter how well it’s designed, “the EHR will never be as simple as using an iPhone,” says Dr. Andy Gettinger of ONC. But there are steps being taken to make it less challenging, he explained during the 2019 CHIME Advocacy Summit.