QChief Optimist(CO): WHAT ARE THE HOTTEST, HOT-BUTTON ISSUES IN HEALTH-IT- LAND TODAY?
Dr. Workflow (DW): Usability and user
and patient experience, data and
workflow interoperability among
health IT systems and translating
healthcare data into improved clinical
outcomes while reducing costs.
CO: WHAT IS THE STATE
OF HEALTH IT THESE DAYS?
DW: Over the past decade we have
spent billions to digitize medicine,
especially at the point of care in
hospitals and in medical clinics.
WITH DR. WORKFLOW
on how transforming
Workflow automation in healthcare is something Dr. Charles Webster lives and breathes.
The self-proclaimed King of All Workflow in Healthcare recently sat down with Chief Optimist
to discuss the state of healthcare IT, interoperability and using big data to save lives.
Now we have unprecedented stores
of data about patients. This data
can improve clinical outcomes,
save money and improve patient
experience and access to healthcare.
I will even go so far as to say that it
can save lives, from finding adverse
drug reactions to rooting out fraud.
75 percent of
providers report that
allow them to deliver
better patient care. 1
CO: DO YOU SEE A LOT
CHANGING IN THE
NEXT FIVE YEARS?
DW: Yes. For most industries, it
usually takes decades before folks
figure out how to use IT to drive
effectiveness, efficiency, flexibility
and user experience. Healthcare
and health IT are no different. We
just started later. Health IT is about
to make more progress improving
healthcare workflow during the
next five years than it has the
entire previous decade.
CO: WHAT DO YOU
THINK IS SPARKING