CIOs need to look beyond just EHRs and explore standalone platforms to enhance care delivery – keeping focused on reliable patient data and streamlined clinical workflows.
Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)
For many of us 2021 feels like a lot like 2020 with lockdowns imposed and hospital pressures increasing. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel with several vaccines now being rolled-out globally, says Dr Saif Abed, founding partner, AbedGraham.
Seema Verma is administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This article was co-authored with Alexandra Mugge, deputy chief health informatics officer at CMS, and Shannon Sartin, chief technology officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation.
Mature health systems recognize the importance of context and design virtual care programs accordingly: Telehealth looks different for millennials and retirees, rural and urban patients and population groups with fundamentally different healthcare needs.
There’s an art to balancing new innovation while maintaining a high level of existing service: It requires a solid foundation of core systems, adherence to quality controls and an excellent service support model.
The clinical manifestations of COVID-19 are varied, and patients are known to have rapidly changing signs and symptoms that must be tracked with laboratory testing. A patient may start his treatment journey with his primary care physician and will include lab centers, diagnostic centers, inpatient, and home quarantine centers.
When working with big data, small inconsistencies in data entry matter. Leaving the task of cleaning up registration or demographic data to data scientists or IT staff will be expensive.
Let’s invest in an interoperable health data system that connects all providers, hospitals, nursing homes, insurance companies, state and local governments, public health and patients who need access to medical records.