As its core, the problem with interoperability seems simple: providers want a standard way to connect with a broader community. So what’s the solution? That, says Chuck Christian, is the question.
Healthcare is provided locally and should be governed locally – but is there a way to enable that while protecting patient data? That’s the big question, says Chuck Christian, who believes IHIE might have a solution.
The only way to truly assess how far the industry has come in its quest for interoperability is to start from the beginning, says Chuck Christian, who provides a history lesson on federal policy and programs.
We have to be careful when we accuse vendors (or any organization, for that matter) of data blocking, says Chuck Christian, who believes it’s much more complicated than just refusing to cooperate.
One of the most important things Chuck Christian has learned from speaking with physicians? “If you can present data in a manner and process that fits into their workflow, they’re more apt to use it.”