Despite the unfortunate timing of being released right as COVID-19 reached pandemic status, the final rule on interoperability and patient access is a significant step for the industry, says Michael Lipinski of ONC.
Most agree that regulatory requirements – especially those unrelated to patient care – have caused frustration for EHR users. But if we want to solve the problem, we need to look at other factors as well, according to Drs. Andy Gettinger and Thomas Mason of ONC.
Rather than focusing only on what hasn’t been accomplished, it’s important to recognize all that has, says Steven Posnack, who talks about what motivates him, what the future looks like, and what he has learned from his mentors.
Having to balance the needs of multiple stakeholder groups is already tough. What makes it even more challenging? When those groups have competing priorities, says Steven Posnack, Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT.
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.