Obstacles Facing Physician Engagement & Technology’s Role in Bucking the Trend

Innovation is happening quickly in healthcare and leaving many clinicians behind. HIMSS17 Social Media Ambassadors, Rasu Shrestha and Janice McCallum, discuss the opportunities in addressing issues and barriers in physician engagement and how technology can play a role. Rasu poses the question of whether the improvements begin with technology at all. View the full debate above and share your thoughts with them online.

Key Takeaways

Rasu Shrestha

I think the biggest impediment right now is culture. There is this inherent culture clash because we are pushing ahead with innovation in ways that are just astounding.

Janice McCallum

One of the barriers is synthesizing the information from the larger pools of information. […] There is no clear guidance on how to use the evidence base.

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