Government officials discussedÂ the challenges to federal health care innovation during an event hosted by the American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Terry Adirim, deputy assistant secretary for health services policy and oversight at the Department of Defense, cited poor change management and slow procurement process as obstacles to innovative projects.
âItâs really tough because when youâre implementing a new electronic health record, youâre telling practitioners and physicians to practice differently, and that I think for us has been a really tough thing,â Adirim said Wednesday ACT-IACâs Health Innovation Day.
Drew Myklegard, portfolio lead for project transition and integration at the Department ofÂ Veterans Affairsâ Innovation Center, said organizational change management could hamper technology implementation efforts.
âWhen it comes to implementation [the barrier] is organizational change management. We canât get enough talent in fast enough that can deliver these solutions, we are always looking for talent. And we are looking for the culture to change even faster,â Myklegard said.