As the viability of long-term telehealth reimbursement continues to hang in the balance, how can healthcare organizations prepare? What can leaders reasonably expect? Joe Kvedar, MD, shares his thoughts.
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.
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.
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.