Interoperability struggles are by no means limited to the US; in that spirit, KLAS plans to study best practices in the UK to help identify the success that can benefit all healthcare organizations, says Rachel Dunscombe.
How can patient engagement initiatives move forward when there’s little agreement on what data patients need to access, and how? To get some answers, we spoke with CIO John Halamka and activist Dave deBronkart.
Three years ago, St. Luke’s had to take a pause in its Epic journey to make sure everyone was headed in the same direction. The detour, says CIO Marc Chasin, was well worth it.
When it comes to interoperability, we’re in the midst of a historic time, says KLAS’ Mitchell Josephson, who believes we can make significant strides by following the UK’s lead.
Our definitions of terms like “interoperability” and “CIO” are constantly evolving, both in terms of content and context, says David Muntz, who talks about the importance of communication in health IT.