By John Oncea, Digital Editorial Director
Our inaugural class of Health IT Change Agents set a high bar, but this year’s class can more than hold its own when it comes to driving positive change and advancing health IT.
We spend a lot of time at Health IT Outcomes covering what’s wrong with the industry. EHR implementation failures, ICD-10 transition breakdowns, and multi-million-dollar breaches affecting hundreds of thousands of people are just a few of the more unpleasant stories we’ve written about this year.
In the face of these failings, we’re fortunate to have healthcare’s versions of Don Quixote, nameless hidalgos setting out to undo wrongs and bring justice to the healthcare world. But, unlike the ingenious gentleman of La Mancha, our heroes are not conquered, forced to lay down their arms and cease their acts. No, fortunately for the healthcare industry, our visionaries continue to push the boundaries of what can be done with health IT and lead the charge for positive change. We call these influential few Health IT Change Agents.