Dr. John D. Halamka’s article in MedCity News posed an interesting question. How will hospitals strategically address inevitable health IT issues in the upcoming fiscal year?

Obstacles like Meaningful Use, eCQM submission and new regulatory measures including Sepsis are putting increasing strain on hospital quality and information technology. With data from CMS and ONC showing less than one of eight hospitals correctly submitted eCQM data, trying to meet these growing challenges can be difficult.

When faced with multiple, complex obstacles, make investments in technology that empower your clinical and quality teams to do their best work. Develop effective protocols to adhere to Meaningful Use attestation, clinical quality measures and complicated regulatory measures. Take advantage of the innovative automation tools, advanced time frame and vast, online talent offered by emerging, third party technology partners before you are penalized.