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There are a couple of areas where interoperability can still be improved, which requires work from both the private and the public sector, said Steven Posnack, MS, MHS, director of the Office of Standards and Technology at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
No entity in healthcare should have a blank check, but that’s the current situation with specialty drugs, said Karen Ignagni, president and chief executive officer of America’s Health Insurance Plans.
The evolving field of precision medicine is very much reliant on diagnostics, Howard K. Kaufman, MD, FACS, chief surgical officer and associate director for clinical science at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, said at The American Journal of Managed Care’s Patient-Centered Oncology Care meeting.
Health reform has brought a number of large changes to how healthcare is delivered, and one of the biggest is the shift to consumerism, according to Andrew Sussman, MD, president of MinuteClinic and senior vice president and associate chief medical officer of CVS Caremark.
Robin Henderson, PsyD, always thought the mind and body were connected, but now it finally seems as if the rest of the healthcare industry has caught up.
People in healthcare are learners by nature, which should be put to use when developing tactics to gain care delivery efficiencies, said Jordan Asher, MD, chief medical and chief integration officer at MissionPoint Health Partners.
The current environment is a difficult time for hospitals and health systems that are trying to do well while also starting to transition to a value-based payment system, explained Robert Pendleton, MD, chief medical quality officer for University of Utah Healthcare.
Although, the recent string of national tragedies has brought attention to behavioral health, healthcare reform has had an even larger impact on people talking about behavioral health, according to John Santopietro, MD, chief clinical officer of behavioral health at Carolinas HealthCare System.