Since the start of the 115th Congress in January, a significant number of telehealth bills have been introduced and are being tracked by the HIMSS Government Relations team. A brief recap of the momentum follows.
The HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Committee has developed a definition the Health Interoperability Ecosystem. Committee member Michael Marchant, systems integration manager at UC Davis Medical Center, provides perspective on how and why this definition was developed.
More and more health systems are integrating rich datasets comprising of clinical, operational, patient-generated and publicly available health and community data. All of these are ingredients for generating meaningful insights from the data. The logical next step would be the application of these insights to provide higher care at lower cost. #PutData2Work.