Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Health IT State of the Union

I appeared on the Fed Tech Talk radio program on Federal News Radio which aired on WFED 1500 AM in Washington, DC on January 28, 2014. It was a fun discussion with host John Gilroy (check out his blog here) where we discussed the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Annual Meeting, the historic signing of an MOU between the United States and Great Britain on sharing health IT tools, health information exchange, EHR adoption, the Direct Project, mobile health, and the current state of health IT in the nation.

I gave some background on my involvement in health information technology and an overview of the landscape in health IT and how we are building out an infrastructure to improve our healthcare system. This was a lot of fun, and hopefully helped get the word out that the state of health IT in this country is strong, and we are looking at the best year ever ahead. The bottom line is that it is time to drag the US healthcare system (albeit kicking and screaming) into the 21st century of technology.