Finally, Dr. Rucker emphasized that the White House and Department of Health and Human Services are fully supportive of efforts to increase interoperability, which started with the 21st Century Cures Act under the previous administration.
Dr. Rucker, who joined the ONC in 2017, explained how the 21st Century Cures Act, a bipartisan bill passed by Congress in 2017, is promoting interoperability in a previously posted video.
What is Top of Mind in Health IT?
As health system leaders consider the challenges and opportunities of 2019, they are increasing their spending to defend against cyberattacks, expressing optimism about reimbursement for telehealth services, and feeling anxiety about Apple, Amazon and Google entering the health care space.
Those were among key findings in the report, “Top of Mind for Top Health Systems 2019,” which focuses three areas of health IT set to impact health systems in 2019: Cybersecurity, Telehealth, and Interoperability.
The findings are based on quantitative and qualitative surveys of C-suite executives at nearly 40 U.S. health systems. The research was conducted by the Health Management Academy in partnership with the CCM.
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