At the 2017 HIMSS conference, IHIE‘s President & CEO, John Kansky, had a rare opportunity when he was asked to moderate a fireside chat with former CMS administrators of two different administrations.

Set up in town hall format, Andy Slavitt, formerly of the Obama administration, and Mark McClellan, formerly of the George W. Bush administration, agreed on one key concept: the health IT marketplace is still not addressing the real needs of patients and doctors.

But how do they suggest it improve?

McClellan said he would like to see more private sector leadership. Slavitt believes health IT software is being designed around regulatory hurdles rather than doctors and workflow issues. Both believe tackling this issue should be a bipartisan effort.

Read the full story by Susan Morse within Healthcare IT News.