It’s easy to fixate on what hasn’t been accomplished, especially in an area as complex as interoperability. But it’s important to focus on how far the industry has come, says Mariann Yeager.
As its core, the problem with interoperability seems simple: providers want a standard way to connect with a broader community. So what’s the solution? That, says Chuck Christian, is the question.
Early data show that the CommonWell-Carequality connection has the potential to help facilitate data flow. But for that to happen, says Jon Christensen, we’re going to need some storms.
The challenge for most organizations isn’t a lack of data, but a way to bring value to the data without “dumping reports” on clinicians, says Jenny Carney, who talks about the strategy at BIDCO.
For J.D. Whitlock, serving as liaison between corporate leadership and regional IT staffs to resolve issues was the best possible preparation for the role of CIO.