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December 18, 2020

A Health IT Perspective on the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

As the various COVID-19 vaccines roll out across the nation and the world, we thought it was time to talk with some experts to understand what this rollout is going to mean for healthcare IT.  Luckily, we were able to get together the following panel of experts to share what they see in the future for health IT when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Drew Ivan, Chief Product and Strategy Officer for Lyniate
  • Laurie Peters, HIE Client Director at Orion Health
  • Matthew Michela, CEO of Life Image

This interview includes a wide-ranging discussion starting with the question of whether the COVID-19 vaccine roll out was going to be a mess (technically, interoperability, patient identification, etc).  Their answers might surprise you.  We also talk about how most healthcare organizations are going to track and report COVID-19 vaccinations and what technology they’ll need to do this effectively.  Plus, we talk about the role of HIEs and Immunization Registries and where those might run into challenges.

I also ask the panel of experts to suggest some solutions to the challenges we face along with the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine on healthcare interoperability.  Will we see interoperability where we haven’t seen it before?  Will the vaccine push interoperability forward.  Finally, I ask them what this all is going to look like 6 months from now.

Listen to the interview here.

 Originally published December 18, 2020 by John Lynn, Founder and Chief Editor, Healthcare IT Today.