The number of HIEs may be decreasing, but these organizations are going in strength, says Chuck Christian, who believes “we’re just starting to scratch the surface of what the capabilities may be.”
If we want to improve interoperability, we need to find ways to wade through data lakes and present clinicians with the information they need, when and how they need it, says Chuck Christian.
When it comes to facilitating data exchange, it’s not a matter of choosing between HIEs and models like Commonwell, says Chuck Christian, who believes “there are different needs for different use cases.”
It was a shared belief “a platform is needed that simplifies the sharing of app-based IT interventions across healthcare institutions” that brought a vendor and health system together. The rest is history – or, more likely, the future.
From the data’s changing nature to the challenges in integrating new apps and devices, there are countless roadblocks to achieving interoperability. But it doesn’t have to be this way, says CMIO Albert Villarin.