Forget what you think you know about platforms. What it’s really about, says Dr. John Halamka, is creating “a single, managed and well supported front door which enables quality, safety and efficiency solutions to be deployed more quickly.”
Having to balance the needs of multiple stakeholder groups is already tough. What makes it even more challenging? When those groups have competing priorities, says Steven Posnack, Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT.
No one likes being ‘had,’ whether it’s an unpaid debt or services not provided, but sometimes the wiser move is to swallow your pride and walk away, says Anthony Guerra.
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.
No one is better suited than those who are in the trenches to push for better healthcare IT policies, according to Randy McCleese, one of several leaders who talks about why advocacy is so critical, especially in today’s landscape.