No matter how well it’s designed, “the EHR will never be as simple as using an iPhone,” says Dr. Andy Gettinger of ONC. But there are steps being taken to make it less challenging, he explained during the 2019 CHIME Advocacy Summit.
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.
Trying to secure resources for cybersecurity initiatives can be an uphill battle – particularly when pitted against more profitable investments – but there are strategies that can help provide an edge, says Kathryn Marchesini.
The most surprising takeaway from the HHS Cybersecurity Task Force report? The lack of risk assessments being conducted, according to David Finn and Theresa Finn, who found that “most people don’t even have a baseline.”
For Karen DeSalvo, serving as National Health IT Coordinator offered the opportunity to “think big and do big things,” and made for an extremely memorable three years.