Unlike in years past, healthcare IT leaders now have access to some of the most influential rule makers and legislators, making it all the more critical to keep plugging away and “shoot for something better,” says CIO Michael Martz.
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 the CIO role becomes increasingly recognized as a “strategic partner who works across the healthcare system to improve health and care,” salaries are starting to reflect that, according to a recent CHIME survey.
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 HHS releasing the long-awaited proposed rule on data blocking and HIPAA being reopened, healthcare IT’s future looks bright – as long as some key concerns don’t let lost in the shuffle, says CHIME’s Mari Savickis.