Despite definite interest on the part of providers, there aren’t a lot of best-of-breed, opioid-focused solutions or vendors that are effectively addressing misuse, according to new research from KLAS.
The healthcare IT industry needs more diversity on leadership teams, “but it can’t just be women helping women,” says Jamie Nelson, CIO at HSS, in this podcast. “It’s not a women’s issue; it’s an organizational issue.”
Before we can get into the specifics of why a national patient identification system is necessary, it’s important to reflect on the changes the industry has seen in the past 20 years when it comes to data access and privacy, says Mitch Parker.
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.
The initiatives that have made the most impact – especially when it comes to curbing opioid abuse, don’t necessarily require a big budget. What is needed, however, is guidance from fellow leaders, say Patty Lavely and Dave Lehr.