What They’re Watching: Christine Sakuda

Christine Sakuda, executive director of the Hawaii Health Information Exchange, joins us in this edition of What They’re Watching to discuss navigating the uncertainty in healthcare.

Well, I think the biggest challenge this year is really navigating the uncertainty. There’s a lot of whenever we talk to community physicians or their staff, when we talk to provider organization or the hospitals, you know, people are not quite sure what are the requirements, what’s going to be asked of them, and how can they make investments today that are still going to be valuable tomorrow, because, you know, investments cost money and time and resources and everyone is trying to really be efficient and effective. So, I see that as a big concern, just it’s a bit of a wait and see right now.