No one knows better than healthcare IT leaders how digital health regulations might remove a barrier or disrupt care, which is why it’s more important than ever for CIOs to find their voice – and use it, says Liz Johnson.
The healthcare ecosystem in the United States was a “sprawling, disconnected patchwork” long before HITECH. And although the incentive program is flawed, it’s still helping to move the industry in the right direction, says researcher Yiscah Bracha.
Although there was much to consider in creating a set of cybersecurity guidelines, the important feedback the industry-led group received, according to Erik Decker, was to make sure it was “concise.”
While it’s true that “a rising tide raises all boats,” when it comes to finding interoperability solutions, it’s important to realize that smaller boats have a different set of needs – and resources, says Chuck Christian.
As its core, the problem with interoperability seems simple: providers want a standard way to connect with a broader community. So what’s the solution? That, says Chuck Christian, is the question.