In this episode, Tom Leary discusses the recently published report by HIMSS titled “Public Health Information and Technology Infrastructure Modernization Funding” which recommends over $36 billion worth of investments over the next ten years in public health technology and infrastructure modernization. Tom unpacks the report to discuss why they have published the report now, what it means, and what the opportunities are from a public-private collaboration and partnership standpoint.
Tom also discusses the challenges of implementing the modernization, including interoperability and the siloed nature of data in our public health infrastructure, workforce training, and more. He shares his thoughts on how this modernization program can present new opportunities for health systems and technology providers. Take a listen.