When it comes to CMS’ latest regulation on Information Blocking, which requires that all OpenNotes are released to patients, do the risks outweigh the potential for unintended consequences? CT Lin, MD, CMIO at UCHealth, isn’t so sure.
Despite the benefits it offers – particularly in terms of patient safety – smart pump and EMR integration has sustained slow growth, according to KLAS. But that could change, depending on a few factors.
The idea that dumping of all our patients’ data into a magic lake will yield the knowledge we’re all seeking isn’t just ridiculous — it’s dangerous, says Dr. Craig Joseph, who likens it to “pouring crude oil in your car and expecting it to run.”
Despite the unfortunate timing of being released right as COVID-19 reached pandemic status, the final rule on interoperability and patient access is a significant step for the industry, says Michael Lipinski of ONC.
For organizations that still rely on traditional imaging models, COVID-19 has wreaked havoc, and will continue to do so unless leaders take steps toward an enterprise approach, according to our panelists.