Electronic health record systems have the potential to significantly improve care coordination and, ultimately, clinical care delivery. Still, it is clear that these systems are not silver bullets that will automatically result in better coordination of care and quality.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the journal, each issue in 2020 will include an interview with a healthcare thought leader. Because January is our annual health information technology issue, we turned to Eric Topol, MD, of Scripps Research.
This case study of 5 county-based delivery systems finds that existing specialty care relationships and information technology integration are important differentiating factors for e-consult implementation success.
In this commentary, the authors argue for moving away from state-based medical licensure and describe policy, technological, and administrative changes necessary for implementing portable medical licensure.