We’ve only scratched the service on using technology to improve care, access and quality, the acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Thursday at HIMSS15, and to continue along that path three main actions need to be accomplished.

Speaking in Chicago at the annual conference, Andy Slavitt also called for names of organizations setting up barriers to interoperability. He said care providers and patients should feel all of the investments made in technology, what he called a care dividend. “The taxpayer has invested billions…We have stages and rules and measures,” he said. “What matters is can technology produce more time and capacity for care providers to improve care to patients.”

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