Healthcare, by its nature, is not a particularly innovative endeavor. Unlike autos, which are always changing, there are set, time-tested ways to practice medicine. Yet does that mean physicians must adhere to business and administrative practices and processes that are 50, 70, a hundred years old? Dr. Barry P. Chaiken thinks not. In this he is not alone, to be sure. In proposing a practical solution, he is.
Chaiken, with his experience as a physician and his belief that information technology is the greatest problem-solving tool, has drawn these two endeavors together to solve the greatest medical and business problem of the 21st century. The result: Revolutionary Healthcare Information Technology.
The author's simple, convincing thesis is based on a simple premise: We must open ourselves to change. Once we do so, he explains how this openness can help us out of our longstanding malaise and guide us toward a transformative healthcare experience for both the patient and the physician. With painstaking honesty and practicality, Navigating the Code presents a simple, factual, businesslike approach to solving healthcare's problems. But don't take his word for it: The book presents the views of 18 thought leaders in medicine and healthcare information technology.