Companies Turn To Specialist Consultants To Tackle IT Interoperability & Optimization
Organizations are looking for help from experts with strong experience in niche problem-solving and vendor knowledge to work together with their overall IT infrastructure team to solve business problems. With continued advancements and imposed requirements, healthcare organizations are looking to optimize their IT technologies and are turning to specifically skilled outsourced professionals to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Smartphones Could Solve Many Unanswered Interoperability Issues Including Patient Matching
AHIMA, CHIME, HIMSS and other big names all feel that patient matching, a process of comparing data from different health IT systems to obtain a complete record of the patient’s health history, needs to become a priority as neglecting it hinders healthcare’s overall growth and innovation. By allowing patients to access and update their own health data conveniently from their phone, and linking everything the patient undergoes to a phone number or app, smartphones could bridge the gap between data exchange, interoperability and overall patient involvement and satisfaction.
New Federal Regulations Affect Healthcare IT Innovations and EHR vendors
As the value based care system continues to be pushed by CMS, healthcare organizations are rushing to implement these new policies while EHR vendors work to keep up with ever-changing demands. While these new requirements may help eliminate burden on providers, it may also force EHR technologies to have to change their system designs, which is why standardization of practices & requirements will be key to continued growth on both sides.