The new priorities for health IT

Micky Tripathi, Ph.D, the newly-appointed National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, describes his office's role in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, improving EHR interoperability, and more.

Health information technology (HIT) has a major role in doctors’ work, and its performance can make or break a medical practice’s operations and profitability. In this podcast Micki Tripathi, Ph.D, the new director of the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT, discusses how he intends to use the office to help doctors and health care organizations cope with the daily pressures created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the longer term, he wants the office to help in improving electronic health record interoperability and use HIT to combat disparities in health outcomes.