Using technology to transform patient care
Organizations representing clinicians, hospitals, payers and technology companies, as well as patient and consumer advocates recently came together to jointly host a Health IT Leadership Roundtable on The Power of Technology to Transform Patient Care: Health IT Priorities for 2021.
The roundtable sought to provide an opportunity to find common ground in exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health IT and health care data policy as well as discuss industry and policymaker priorities for 2021. Over the last year policymakers and the private sector alike worked to make quick adjustments in a rapidly changing environment, and there is still more progress to be made.
Conversations and perspectives presented during the event highlighted considerations for moving forward with policy priorities including: the evolution of technology and data in advancing patient care; the need to enhance and connect public health infrastructure with health care infrastructure; the need for racial, ethnic and social data to ensure equitable health outcomes; and the importance of a patient-centered approach to ensuring privacy and access.
Key recommendations outlined in the paper:
- See how virtual care is transforming care delivery through technology.
- Read previous Health IT Roundtable White Paper on virtual care.