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.
When it comes to improving medical device security – which entails facilitating collaboration between providers and device manufacturers – there are no small victories, according to CHIME’s policy leaders.
Whether the focus is on cybersecurity, the opioid epidemic, or easing the burden on clinicians, CHIME’s policy team always has one goal in mind: how to push forward policies that leverage technology to improve care, says Mari Savickis.
Between possible ACA repeals, storms, and the lack of an HHS Secretary, it’s been a difficult time to get the ear of politicians, but CHIIME’s team is forging ahead to advocate for cybersecurity, interoperability, and telehealth.
Although the new administration is still getting its feet wet, a key goal has already been established: reducing the regulatory burden for clinicians, say CHIME’s policy leaders, who talk about the top items on their list.