For organizations that manage hundreds of thousands of lives, the ability to present “the full story” of each patient – and do it in a way that doesn’t interrupt the care process – is imperative, according to GRIPA’s leaders, who shared their story in a recent webinar.
The “definitive focus on patient record sharing” we’re seeing across the industry is certainly encouraging, but there are fundamental issues that must be addressed before we’re truly able to move forward with interoperability, says Chuck Christian.
When lives are put in danger and treatment is denied due to the lack of a unified patient identification, it’s time for action, says Liz Johnson, who talks about the progress that has been made, and what still needs to happen.
From relaxing the Stark Law to reducing the burden on clinicians, Dr. John Halamka identifies the five biggest healthcare IT policy priorities for 2020 in this recap of our recent webinar.
If leaders only address the technology component – or the human component – without successfully marrying the two, patient matching will remain a pipe dream, according to CIOs Michael Martz and Albert Oriol.