As I posted about previously, I took part in the Dell Healthcare Think Tank event last week. This was my second year participating in the event, and I thoroughly enjoyed the stimulating discussion. In many ways it makes me wish that there was a health IT conference that was 2 days of stimulating discussion like we had, but with a larger mix of people. Would be a great experience.
At the end of the event, we were asked to summarize our thoughts about the event and where we were headed with healthcare IT. Here’s the video of my response:
Sometimes it’s easy to get bogged down in the meaningful use or ICD-10 mire (especially given all the ICD-10 delay talk). That’s natural since they are important issues. However, as I say in the video, I think we’re just getting started when it comes to the impact for good that IT will have on healthcare. Sure we have challenges, but the opportunities and potential is much greater than the challenges.
If you missed the live stream of the event, you can watch the recording here. Also, they had an artist capturing the event as we talked. Check them out below (click on the image to see the larger size):