Although the industry still faces significant challenges in key areas like interoperability and usability – and relief often feels light years away – it’s important to remember that “monumental changes don’t happen overnight,” says Jared Jeffrey.
The “health highway” of seamless interoperability is as much a work in progress as any national network, says Sue Schade, reflecting on how far health IT has come in the past decade and a half.
Despite what some may say, interoperability isn’t free – not by a long shot. But the value that comes from physicians having the data they need, when they need it is immeasurable, says Chuck Christian.
One of the most important topics relating to interoperability is one that isn’t being talked about at all, says Chuck Christian, who shares some of the concerns IHIE is hearing about liability.
As much as many of us would like to stop talking about interoperability, we’re just not there yet, says Jared Jeffery of KLAS. What we can do, however, is shift the conversation.