If we really want to understand ‘health information exchange’ – the verb, not the noun – we must realize that they all aren’t created equal, and that some are delivering what clinicians actually need, says Chuck Christian.
There are a lot of question marks about what it will take to transition to the world of value-based care. One thing we know for sure? Optimizing the use of health IT tools will be essential, say Russell Branzell and Bob Cash.
There’s nothing easy about facilitating the exchange of data and presenting it to clinicians in a usable way, but it is possible, says Chuck Christian, who talks about how the Indiana HIE has been able to thrive.
We’ve seen several solutions thrown at the interoperability problem, including HL7, Interface Engines, and CommonWell, but are we any closer to achieving the holy grail of data sharing?
If we really want to get to the heart of the great interoperability debate, we have to start by looking at the financial perspectives of the different parties involved, say Vince Ciotti and Elise Ames.