HealthIT Answers September 4, 2021
By Eliana Donner-Klein, Senior Associate for Marketing, Audacious Inquiry
AS HITECH funding wanes and health information technology innovations flourish, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Micky Tripathi’s keynote from the SHIEC 2021 Conference highlighted the groundbreaking work being done in the health information technology (health IT) space.
The keynote highlighted the nexus of technology, business, and policy and the role of health IT in pandemic and public health responses. Tripathi identified opportunities for health IT, states, and federal government to meet current information gaps including addressing health equity and the fragmented public health system.
Information Sharing, Not Information Blocking
When discussing the 21st Century Cures Act, Tripathi revealed that he has a rule of saying information sharing instead of information blocking to focus...