If we want to make interoperability a reality, we need to stop thinking of it as a utopian place where data flows freely, and instead define it as the ability to incrementally improve functionality, says Doug Fridsma.
To assume that patients don’t want access to their data “underestimates” what they can do, says AMIA CEO Doug Fridsma, who talks about why it can be empowering for patients, providers, and developers.
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.”
The direction health IT policy has taken might leave some with more questions than answers, but CIO John Halamka remains optimistic. Here’s why.
What lessons can the health IT industry take from the Meaningful Use measures when developing an interoperability framework? Focus on the complete care picture and not just technical aspects, says Tim Zoph.