When it comes to health IT policy, leaders have two choices: get engaged in the process and help lead the discussion, or wait for regulators to set the rules and live with the consequences, according to Mari Savickis and Leslie Krigstein of CHIME.
Enabling providers to access real-time information about a patient’s previous ED visits has long seemed like a pipe dream, especially in the behavior health setting. But all of that is about to change, says CIO Jennifer D’Angelo.
More solutions are entering the market with the goal of identifying patients at risk for opioid use disorder, improving prescribing practices, and enhancing patient care. But are they meeting providers’ needs? KLAS’ Jackson Tate takes a closer look.
There’s no way around it; diverse patient populations need diverse ways of interacting and engaging with providers. The sooner we accept that and make it happen, the better we’ll all be, says CMIO Michael Marino.
A number of topics seemed to bubble up to the surface during our most popular interviews from the past year, but perhaps none were as prominent as digital health, the advancement of women in IT leadership roles, and addressing opioid abuse.