The most effective way for CIOs and other leaders to continue to drive for change in health IT policy? To share your stories, say Congress representatives Doris Matsui, Bill Johnson, and Bill Foster, who discussed their involvement in telehealth, patient matching, and other key areas.
As complex as healthcare IT may seem, it all boils down to one concept: identifying the most pressing needs, and removing the barriers that exist, according to NewYork-Presbyterian leaders Daniel Barchi and Peter Fleischut.
Although the ultimate goal of tools like telemedicine is to reimagine the patient experience, it can also help broaden staff members’ skill sets and make them feel “more empowered,” according to NewYork-Presbyterian’s leaders.
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.
With evidence mounting as to how the Internet of Things can improve care delivery and drive new business models, perhaps it’s time to stop thinking about it as a buzzword, and start thinking about it is an enabler, says David Chou.