The new legislating mandating the immediate release of progress notes to patients may seem like a step in the right direction – at least in some respects – but for leaders, it means a whole of “hard work,” says CT Lin, MD.
One of the most critical mistakes Epic users make? Failing to leverage all of the functionality in MyChart, said CIO JD Whitlock in a podcast interview. “You’re screwing up digital health if you’re going out and buying a bunch of bolt-ons.”
Despite the dramatic rise in virtual visits during the height of the Covid-19, the market for telehealth solutions is still immature and carries a high risk. However, vendors have an opportunity to improve their offerings, according to KLAS.
Although there’s no shortage of data on telehealth visits, most organizations still haven’t optimized best practices, says CT Lin, MD, CMIO at UCHealth. “There are still some adjustments and opportunities out there.”
Patient-focused care is no longer just a platitude; it’s a platform that will ensure long-term viability for providers who can successfully implement primary care models, says Mike Davis, who examines the growing digital technology market.