The upside of the Covid-19 pandemic that no one is talking about? The challenges many patients have had in getting a vaccine are highlighting the complexities of the US healthcare system, says Kate Gamble, who shares her own story.
There may be different ways of getting there, but for healthcare CIOs, the destination is always the same: to “deliver care that’s value-based, cost-effective, and easy to use,” says Ray Lowe of AltaMed Health Services.
Even for organizations like UCHealth that have been using OpenNotes for years, complying with the Information Blocking regulation has been a struggle, says CT Lin, MD, who provides a summary explaining the ‘why’ and the ‘how.’
As businesses reopen, it’s critical to find a way for individuals who have received the Covid-19 vaccine to access, store and share their records in a secure, verifiable and privacy-preserving way, according to John Halamka, MD.
One of the most important components in building a solid digital transformation strategy is to ditch the idea of ‘perfect,’ and instead adopt an agile model that can incorporate change, says Tony Ambrozie, Chief Digital and Information Officer at Baptist Health.