Nine Ladies of Health IT Look to 2020

Kathy Ford, Rhinogram President and Chief Product Officer, has been featured in HealthIT Answers’ 12 Days of Christmas Posts.

“We rounded up these 9 ladies in health IT. The debate still continues if 2019 is the “Year of the Woman”. The fight continues for equal pay and equal access. The dialogue continues on #metoo and respect in the work place. But there is no denying these women are at the top of their game and we wanted to hear what they have to say about what we can expect in 2020. From digital health and telemedicine to interoperability and healthcare payments, here is what they are predicting about the new year.”

According to Kathy, “providers have seen the value that telehealth can offer in bringing efficiency and convenience to the healthcare experience, all while improving outcomes and enhancing the patient relationship. But for many, securing reimbursement has been the real hurdle to overcome. We’ve already seen a growing expansion of instances in which doctors can now bill for their telehealth services, and my prediction is that by the end of 2020, all 50 states will adopt asynchronous modality of telehealth to address the needs of the population, reduce the cost of care and improve access. Patients demand immediacy to their care, convenience to their lifestyle, and transparency with their healthcare providers. Telehealth communications platforms that meet the needs of the patient – where they are – are what will drive the healthcare we see in 2020.”

Check out the full list at Health IT Answers.