Finding The Value In HIE, IT Integration Will Push Adoption: Q&A

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | May 9, 2013

“What’s in it for me?” isn’t an unreasonable question when it comes to healthcare information technology.  Providers are being asked to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on new IT systems, and finding the business case for these massive investments is crucial to spurring adoption and improving healthcare at its core. spoke to Shahid Shah, a health IT integration expert with more than 22 years of experience in EHR development, medical device integration, and technology strategy, to examine the barriers to cost-saving integration and discuss the solutions to some of the fundamental problems plaguing the healthcare industry’s shift to the digital age.  Shah will also be speaking on the topic at this month’s Health: Refactored conference on May 13 and 14 in Mountain View, California.

What are the biggest barriers to health IT integration?