It's no secret that Dr. John Halamka, CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, has strong opinions concerning certain matters in health IT; he’s been very outspoken about meaningful use, for example. As it turns out, personal experiences have played a major role in shaping some of Dr. Halamka’s opinions – specifically those on healthcare interoperability and data sharing.
In this interview, learn how:
- The lack of data sharing led to complications when his mother broke her hip in 2011
- Interoperability helped him monitor symptoms when his 22-year-old daughter fell ill
- We can improve patient care with increased communication